Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Leahy's Dishonest Fishing Trip To End Run Executive Privilege

Of course this is from AP and they inadvertently put the lie to Leahy's words.

Sen. Leahy proposes truth panel on Bush era abuses
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is proposing a "truth commission" to investigate abuses of detainees, politically inspired moves at the Justice Department, and whole range of decisions made during the Bush administration.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the primary goal of the commission would be to learn the truth rather than prosecute former officials, but said the inquiry should reach far beyond misdeeds at the Justice Department under Bush to include matters of Iraq prewar intelligence and the Defense Department.

Leahy outlined his suggestion for a "truth and reconciliation" commission during a speech at Georgetown University Monday.

"I'm doing this not to humiliate people or punish people but to get the truth out," he said.

I think it would be a great idea if we, the people, had a "truth and reconciliation" commission to investigate Congress and its corruption, its lies, its collusion and its abuses. Maybe we could start with all the Democrats that voted for the Iraq War, listing WMDs as a main reason to go in, but now have ads up, have put in print and publicly say that even though they saw the same intelligence that Bush lied.

Then there are so many more issues like the abuse of appliances by members like Freezer Jefferson or the activities in love pads all over DC like the White House and anyplace Barney Frank has lived.

This is not to humiliate people or to punish them but to get the truth out. Of course some like to be punished and other aren't capable of being humiliated.