Friday, August 26, 2011
With the recent rash of DNC operatives fanning out across the blogosphere to defend President Obama in the lead-up to the 2012 general election, Salon.com columnist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday offered up a welcome dose of reality, blasting President Obama’s mantra that the nation should “look forward, not backward” regarding alleged crimes committed by the Bush administration.
Appearing on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Greenwald said:
“Imagine if, for example, we decided to announce tomorrow that we were no longer going to prosecute murder or rape or child abductions because we didn’t want to ‘keep looking backwards. What do you think would happen? Obviously there would be a lot more people engaging in murder, rape, and child abduction.”
Greenwald said the American political culture had “decided our highest political officials are free to break the law without consequences” and Obama had continued the “evisceration of the rule of law for political elites.”
“So political elites like Dick Cheney know that they can commit crimes with total impunity, and that is why he goes around proudly boasting about the crimes he has committed.”
Still think President Barack Obama deserves a second term?