February 20, 2010

Finally, Some Common Sense Out of Holder's Justice Department

While it is sure to cause many a lefty to wet themselves, John Yoo and Jay Bybee have been cleared of any wrong-doing in their post 9/11 work providing legal advice on enhanced interrogation techniques. It's refreshing to see that even a Justice Department as corrupt and biased as this one hasn't been able to criminalize honestly argued opinion, even though they certainly tried.

Jennifer Rubin, who has followed this fare more closely that I, dissects the decision, and makes the case that if Holder really wants to prosecute those in Justice who have done wrong, he should start by investigating his own people.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 20, 2010 09:39 AM

Now, if someone with half a brain would take John Conyers aside and slap some "smarts" into him, maybe the political aspect of this entire fiasco would disappear.

Conyers fully intends to "review" this decision and it would NOT surprise me to learn that his Democrat controlled committee disagrees with the results and recommends further Congressional action.

Posted by: Dell at February 20, 2010 10:14 AM

To understand the politics behind this investigation, one only has to step back to see that it's George W. Bush that the Democrats have targeted.

Anything short of making President Bush look bad is unacceptable. Thus, the case will never die. Conyers HAS to disagree with the DOJ report because the left wing of his party demands it. Senators like Patrick Leahy, who has made it his life's work to destroy George Bush, won't allow any other result.

Posted by: Dell at February 20, 2010 10:20 AM

Yes, of course W is the target but we have yet another misfire. Or something. The old cliche has it that talent hits the target no one else can hit. Genius hits the target no one else can see. What do we call the repetitive targeting of, really, a target that is not there that results in toes being pruned from the guy shooting? Language herself fails us in these astonishing times.

Posted by: megapotamus at February 20, 2010 10:57 AM

Some common sense in the justice department? Give me a break, look at your previous article.

Posted by: tjbbpgobIII at February 21, 2010 02:07 AM

The other way to look at this is that the Obama Administration is planning to use some of these techniques and needs to rehabilitate the memos.

Posted by: Neo at February 22, 2010 10:55 AM