This issue really gets me fuming. I want the higher-ups -- Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld would be a good start -- to be prosecuted, and the theory that Obama's larger concerns should be the economy, jobs, health care, etc., does not hold water. We either have the rule of law for all citizens or we have immunity for the elite, which will mean a slow corruption of our entire system of government.
President Obama can talk all he wants about not looking back, but this grotesque past is bigger than even he is. It won’t vanish into a memory hole any more than Andersonville, World War II internment camps or My Lai. The White House, Congress and politicians of both parties should get out of the way. We don’t need another commission. We don’t need any Capitol Hill witch hunts. What we must have are fair trials that at long last uphold and reclaim our nation’s commitment to the rule of law.