Mischa writes to me:
That said, leftists feeling betrayed should ask themselves when he ever promised anything on this.
Think positive. Think positive.
The worst part just hit me.
“It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.”
I can see how they want to avoid it being Abu Ghraib — lock up some peons for the cameras, etc. But when you think about that statement for a moment. The Holderobama DoJ has just approved the Nuremberg Defense.
My boss said it was OK. That is, in effect, the Nuremberg Defense. Only this time, it wasn’t done by people following the orders of a totalitarian regime, so it’s less morally excusable.
oh well, Befehl ist Befehl.