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Wrong Is Right?

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 3:52 AM

The Justice Department has reviewed an earlier ruling recommending state bars consider the disbarment of the legal minds behind the Bush Administration's policy of torture, and overturned it, stating that said attorneys - John Yoo and Jay Bybee - did not exceed the ethical standards of their profession.

Really? Advising the commission of war crimes is within the ethical standards of the legal profession?

Yooooohoooooo, Attorney General Holder, where are you?

As one critic put it, the film wasn't titled, 'Bad Judgment at Nuremberg.'


The daughter of Joe Stack, the man who crashed his private plane into an Austin, Texas office building as a protest against the IRS, calls her father a 'hero,' though his methods were 'inappropriate.'

No, dear. Your father is a criminal who killed an innocent man.

Which raises the question, what does that make Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who is reported to have said that he empathizes with Stack and encourages conservatives to 'implode' other IRS offices?


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wondered what Thursday's bipartisan healthcare summit was going to be about if the White House is already unveiling their healthcare plan.

And I suppose that if Obama had kept it under wraps until Thursday, you'd be bitching about how none of your sorry ilk had had a chance to review it.


But guess what's missing from the proposed legislation yet again: a public option.

Democrats keep promising to deliver, but the public option keeps getting traded away or dropped. Twenty senators wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid, expressing their support for a public option.

And Reid promptly flushes the public option down the toilet again.

The excuse of 'obstructionist tactics' only goes so far. When you refuse to act and refuse to lead, the blame lay squarely on your own desk.


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