Monday, August 24, 2009

Misdirection: Holder to Appoint Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Terrorist Investigations

It seems like only yesterday President Obama said that he wasn't going to prosecute CIA investigators from the GWB Era. Oh, but that was soooo January.

Now, with his poll numbers dropping like a rock and Americans rejecting Obamacare, it's time for the misdirection: investigate the CIA.

Holder's decision could complicate the Justice Department's relationship with the White House, where President Obama has repeatedly expressed a desire to move forward from the national security controversies of the Bush administration. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton told reporters Monday that the president had complete faith in Holder and that the decision whether to launch an investigation was the attorney general's sole prerogative.

Don't believe for an instant that Teh One isn't behind the sudden urge to prosecute Bush-era investigators. Obama needs red meat for the rabid left, and since he agrees with renditions, and continues the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, throwing over the Central Intelligence Agency probably seems like a no-brainer (perfect for this president). But don't think any of this is as important as the public option in health care. This is simply an attempt to take the heat off the administration while they ram through the public option behind taxpayers' backs.

Don't expect the CIA to roll over, though. It has good grounds to fight any prosecutions.