Saturday, April 25, 2009

How can you follow the rule of law if you don't enforce the rules?

After much deliberation, the president has released the torture memos. Too, Justice is looking at the legality of the legal minds hacks who drafted them, apparently devoid of legal authority. One of the hacks, however -- you call now call him "Your Honor" -- seems to have second thoughts.

Oh, sure, now.

But then, too.

So while Krugman continues to press for America to enforce the rule of law -- as I have previously -- in order to "reclaim its soul," dithering continues amongst those who should know better.

On the right, Peggy Noonan channels Geoffrey Rush in "Shakespeare in Love," suggesting that the breaking of any torture laws should have remained a "mystery."

And on the (allegedly) left, Harry Reid resists the call to do his job. Rahm-bo, too.

So, if it's the prospect of putting Republicans in the clink to fracture a bi-partisanship which doesn't exist because of Republicans, let's just go with a Truth and Reconciliation commission. Amnesties all around, just so we can figure out what happened.

Those do not remember history are, indeed, doomed to repeat it.

Below: "See, I disagree with ya, Matt, 'cause I'm relyin' on legal memos from lawyers which are absolute bullshit. But I say they're legal. So, there ya go. Heh-heh-heh."

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