Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Oceania was Always at War with Eurasia" of the Day

As reported in the LA Times:
Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice to represent his administration before the Supreme Court, told a key Republican senator Tuesday that she believed the government could hold suspected terrorists without trial as war prisoners.

She echoed comments by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. during his confirmation hearing last month. Both agreed that the United States was at war with Al Qaeda and suggested the law of war allows the government to capture and hold alleged terrorists without charges.

If confirmed as U.S. solicitor general, Kagan, 48, will defend the administration's legal policy in the courts.

During the Bush administration, the solicitor general argued for the White House's war-on-terrorism policies, including the president's decision to imprison foreign fighters and alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Prof. Darren Hutchinson asks, "can someone please explain to me how this differs from Bush's position, which liberals condemned, bashed and burned in effigy?" Prof Glenn Reynolds supplies the answer:
Because it’s not Bush’s position. It’s Obama’s. Duh.


Tom Carter said...

We're going to see a lot more of this--the Obama Administration doing essentially what Bush did because it makes sense. And the loudmouths of the media and the far left are going to show themselves as the hypocrits they are. Unless, of course, they're willing to attack Obama like they did Bush.

OBloodyHell said...

Well, unlike the Human Rights Watch thread, this isn't news.

We already knew that the LA Times was an unprincipled leftist whore.

Carl said...

Yes, TC, we will--but it will be treated by the MSM as "the dog that didn't bark" and ignored.

OBloodyHell said...

> by the MSM as "the dog that didn't bark"

Eh? I thiought the MSM WAS "the dog that didn't bark"?

Amazing how a change of administration turns all of the members of the howling MSM into Basenjis. About the only thing they seem to do any more is lick Obama's balls.