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  •  Hate Obama - is that all you've got ? (0+ / 0-)

    This is tied to Obama because IT'S HIS State Department

    Remember he only said that he would avoid interfering with the DOJ - this is NOT the DOJ so he has ZERO escape clause

    Whenever you've got nothing of substance with which to defend your darling, you start whining with your "all you do is bash Obama" - no different from the actions of the Chimpy worshippers

    •  Yeah, remember when he said that... (0+ / 0-)
      Remember he only said that he would avoid interfering with the DOJ
      ...just before he DID the opposite?
      But as Holder considered launching an investigation, he immediately began to feel pushback from the White House. Behind the scenes, as Jane Mayer has reported in The New Yorker, Emanuel barked to an intermediary, "Didn't he get the memo that we're not relitigating the past?" And appearing on the Sunday-morning talk shows in April, Emanuel pressed the issue publicly, insisting that the authors of the torture memos "should not be prosecuted. This is not a time for retribution." At the White House podium, press secretary Robert Gibbs chimed in, "Those that followed the legal advice and acted in good faith on that legal advice shouldn't be prosecuted."

      To call these comments inappropriate would be to praise the White House with faint damnation. Just a few years earlier, the Bush team had ignited a national scandal when political operatives tried to influence U.S. attorneys, yet the Obama administration had gone a step further, allowing operatives to apply political pressure on the attorney general himself.

      Chalk it up to another F@iL!.

      More and Better Democrats

      by SJerseyIndy on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 03:15:54 PM PDT

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