“It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.”
— US attorney general Eric Holder on April 16, 2009 declaring that he would not seek an investigation into CIA actions in connection with interrogations.
Now that Holder has backtracked and is appointing a special prosecutor to investigate alleged abuses by CIA, we need to wonder: What kind of public servant does a 180 degree turn on a major issue like this?
Answer: People like Holder, who is a leftist. That is all we need to know. Leftists lie. After all, Obama took both sides of most every issue in the election. To see his many disturbing turnabouts, go here
To change one’s stripes constantly, or to consistently work against the interests of the United States is anathema to our culture of openness and liberty. Freedom demands honesty above all. This is why Obama and his administration are so frightening. Because they are so thoroughly disingenuous.
These CIA agents are good Americans who operated to keep every American safe and who dealt with terrorists who violate every single standard of warfare for which humane treatment of prisoners is designed. These terrorists target civilians every day, use women and children as shields, hire children as suicide bombers and wage war from mosques and cemeteries.
Yet the same Eric Holder who now wants to investigate CIA worked as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton to pardon in January 2001 Marc Rich, an international criminal, arms dealer and fugitive who has been closely tied to Clinton through financial contributions; and to commute the sentences on August 11, 1999 of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists in order to help Mrs. Clinton in her 2000 bid for the US Senate from New York State, which has a large Puerto Rican population.
The FALN commutation was opposed by the US Attorney’s Office, FBI and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, by victims of FALN terrorist activities, by the Fraternal Order of Police and by many members of Congress.
Over decades, FALN committed hundreds of crimes including the setting off of bombs in New York City and Chicago. The 16 inmates were convicted for conspiracies to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as for firearms and explosives violations. Yet under conditions of the commutations, FALN members were not asked to repudiate violence or give any information on the whereabouts of Victor Manuel Gerena, one of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.
So what is in the liberal persona that drives them to consistently speak out against the United States and our institutions and in favor of bad people who wish to do America harm? Why was Holder so cavalier about releasing known terrorists, and now is intent on prosecuting our CIA agents?
Answer: It is self-loathing, pure and simple. It starts with self-doubt and morphs into self-hatred. This is what attracts people to the political left. They are nurtured by socialism to be angry. This is why communists always descend into mass murder.
To always be questioning and criticizing and even hating the freest nation on earth comes out of this cultivated anger and self anger. Obama is a classic example. No matter his external appearances, Obama is extremely angry that his Harvard-educated father abandoned him as a child. And that self-loathing always ends up in dishonesty and anger toward others – in this case toward law-abiding Americans – which is also the behavior of dictatorial regimes like Castro in Cuba.
Freedom can only be guaranteed by an honest and optimistic Reagan-like outlook. Otherwise the anger takes over and leads to destruction. Black congresswoman Diane Watson of California even called Castro “one of the brightest leaders I have ever met.”
Is this rational?
No. It represents the legitimization of a brutal, murderous dictatorship. And it shows that people like Watson actually envy the dictatorial power of life and death that Castro has wielded without interruption since 1959. And that is why Black America is drowning in violence and mayhem. Because of its leaders, who are angry people who envy wicked regimes.
When was the last time you saw Jesse Jackson NOT angry? When was the last time you saw him giving an uplifting speech to high-school graduates telling them to reach for the stars?
Al Sharpton came to national prominence in 1986 by falsely accusing a group of white men of raping a black teenage girl named Tawana Brawley.
No self-respecting person would employ such underhanded tactics, a violation of one of the Ten Commandments on which any civilized society is based… “thou shalt not bear false witness.”
Yet Sharpton is treated by the media as a star. Which shows where the media are today.
Here are just a smattering of other Democrats’ comments that either malign our nation or our troops, or suggest that our enemies are not evil people. These are clear examples of how the Democrat party nurtures grievance against America in every way possible. Comments follow each example.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio: “One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown.”
Comment: Yes, right, Benjamin Franklin could have committed 9/11. He often used children as suicide bombers.
Kaptur: “I think that one thing that people of faith understand about the world of Islam is that the kind of insurgency we see occurring in many of these countries is an act of hope that life will be better using Islam as the only reed that they have to lean on.
Comment: Certainly, since so many Islamic nations are on the verge of turning into bastions of prosperity and liberty like the Christian West.
US senator John Kerry talking about American troops in Iraq in 2005 on CBS: “…and there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the — of — of — of — historical customs, religious customs, whether you like it or not. Iraqis should be doing that.“
Comment: We are fighting a war, senator, not defending your multimillion dollar townhouse in Louisburg Square in Boston.
Senator Kerry, April 22, 1971, testifying about US troops in Vietnam before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “They told the stories of times that they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in the fashion reminiscent of Gengis Khan, not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with a full awareness of officers at all leveled of command. “
Comment: Senator Kerry seems to know a lot of terrible things about Vietnam after his whole 4 months there.
Illinois US senator Dick Durbin talking about our troops in Iraq mistreating terrorist captives: “On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. … On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.
“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have happened by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime – Pol Pot or others – that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”
Comment: Poor al Qaeda. The air conditioning was turned down in their prison cells! Call the United Nations! Loud rap music? Isn’t that part of daily life in Democrat neighborhoods in Durbin’s Chicago? And senator, why are terrorists getting air conditioning in the first place? Answer: Democrats have arranged it as part of their love for our enemies.
US senator Patty Murray of Washington state talking about why Osama bin Laden is allegedly so loved in some parts of the world: “We’ve got to ask, why is this man (Osama bin Laden) so popular around the world? Why are people so supportive of him in many countries . . . that are riddled with poverty? He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. We haven’t done that. How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?”
Comment: Never mind all the things America has done like feed the world, liberate, rebuild and then defend Europe and Japan, liberate Iraq, defeat the Soviet Union etc., etc., etc. No, we sure failed with these Muslims. Shame on us, says Murray. A typical Democrat.
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