Commentary: It’s time to choose right over wrong By Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers ~Horsedooty

While President Barack Obama was busy closing down our military prison in Guantanamo and shuttering the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret Gulag around the world, Republicans on Capitol Hill were stalling a vote on Obama’s choice for attorney general, apparently in hopes of negotiating a plea bargain on war crimes.

Although it violates everything we know and believe about equality under the law, the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, led astray by Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, forced a week’s delay in voting on Eric Holder’s nomination to be the new attorney general in a crude attempt to get him to swear that he won’t prosecute anyone from the Bush administration for violating our laws.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/galloway/story/60658.html

this is a very good article please take the time to read it in full.

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51 responses to “Commentary: It’s time to choose right over wrong By Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers ~Horsedooty

  1. A very good article indeed doots, and quite amazing.

  2. And the more I think about it the more it pisses me off, holding up the govt in order to protect war criminals, it’s disgusting!

  3. chef sheila

    Heck, Its hard getting back on everything when you get something new……

    Doots, I HATE Cornyn. He’s another type of Evil in the Senate. I think he’s one of the hold overs to remind us of what has happened to the Republican Party.

  4. chef sheila

    I just had someone tell me its Obama’s failures that is the cause of this crisis……I don’t get it…..

  5. chef sheila

    …what did I do? I ignored him….why fight with someone who drank so much koolaid, the detox will last years……

  6. dog's eye view

    Morning all. Very busy for a few days; still haven’t read yesterday’s materials on Cheney and Card, or today’s Joe Galloway article. Look forward to catching up later.

    However, it takes no time whatsoever to read and think on pop culture stuff. So:

    Here’s an OctoMom update from the LATimes; sketching out the picture via 332 pages of documents provided via their request for public records.

    Note that she received $170,000 in disability benefits over an 8 year period, during which time she birthed 6 children and conceived an additional 8. She re-injured her back in a 2001 car accident.

    LAT: “She also earned a psychiatric technician license from Mt. San Antonio College and began working at Metropolitan State Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Norwalk. It was there that she sustained the injury that led to the workers’ compensation claim.

    On Sept. 18, 1999, 20 patients began rioting. Suleman intervened, and during the melee, a female patient flipped over a heavy wooden desk that landed on Suleman’s back, causing a herniated disc injury that dogged her for years. Ultimately, Suleman was paid nearly $170,000 in workers’ compensation benefits during an eight-year period that ended last December, when she resigned from her job. Although she had remained on the hospital’s staff, she had returned to work only briefly after the injury. At the time, she complained of continued pain.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octuplets6-2009feb06,0,7982955,full.story

    Too much back pain to work; not enough to discourage serial pregnancies.

    Granted, workers comp amounts to a princely $21,250/year, but it is a source of cash.

  7. dnd

    I saw Gen. Wes Clarke on the TVs say that Gitmo was a great recruiting tool for terrorist organizations. Shutting it down would remove that tool.

    So if having a place to hold and interrogate terrorists breeds them, and not having Gitmo deters them from existing, it seems that the latter is more effective.

    Its kinda like getting a flu shot. Prevention is preferable to the cure.

  8. anon-paranoid

    Posting from work and I usually can not access this site normally, however I’m getting through from TM., so henceforth no website listed above in info.

    Perhaps Cronyn is complicit in War Crimes and the covering up of War Crimes and fears being prosecuted for them so he puts a hold on Holder asking him to violate the Oath he will take when sworn it before he’s even sworn it.

    But then since Cronyn comes from the most corrupt State in the Union its understandable.

    Cronyn is just another Traitor and War Criminal.

    That’s all I have to say and I’m sticking to my story.

    God Bless.

  9. dnd

    anon-p,
    TX isn’t the most corrupt state in the Union. That would have to go to LA or AK. That said, Cornyn doesn’t seem to have a problem putting his own career and party ahead of country.

  10. Gee go figure, Carly Fiorina isn’t on the president’s new economic advisory board.

  11. anon-paranoid

    Sorry dnd…

    After Tom the bug man Delay I see Texas a bit different than most other see it I guess.

    Catch everyone later as I don’t want to get in trouble since this site is a blocked site through our servers and they do save all network info usage.

    Take care and…

    God Bless.

  12. Funny pic Brian……Did Palin send that to you?

  13. I saw Carly Fiorina whining the other day about her 11million dollar severance…I wanted to smack her into perpetual orbit.

  14. okay no time to catch up today…gotta to go get drunk and start the weekend……. 🙄

    (sarcasm)

  15. dnd

    Speaking of getting drunk, it’s a good thing that Biden and Jones are going to the security conference in Munich. Had they sent me I’d be making a bee-line to the Hofbrauhaus. Not the greatest bier in Bavaria, but some of the greatest on the planet.

  16. Obamas’ Date Night: First Couple To Attend Kennedy Center Performance Friday Night (VIDEO)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/06/obamas-date-night-first-c_n_164655.html

    It’s hard not to like these people.

  17. Who doesn’t like date night…..

    no date night here tonight, hub coaching a track meet…

  18. Well I’m sure you know how to treat a man after he’s come home from a long evening of coaching! Public service should be rewarded with “private service” *wink, wink*

  19. Do you think the the republican party will become the party solely of the religious right?

  20. hey, it’s not public service anymore, he’s at the college level now….therefore….he’ll still have earn it
    The old fashioned way….lol

  21. dnd

    Todd Palin, contempt? Does Sarah even care? Will she pardon him? Someone has to stay home and raise the kids 😉

  22. Nannymm

    Well, Todd Palin may be in contempt but Sarah Moose Mouth is just contemptible.

  23. dnd

    Ben Nelson just said he’d like to thank his friends from across the isle. One of those friends: Joe Lieberman. LOL!

  24. dnd

    David Vitter needs to be censured. He also needs to be convicted for his dealings with prostitutes. Why does the GOP let him speak?

  25. I am still at the office and I would love to take a photo of the cleaning woman…..she’s so European

    She’s dressed in Mod 60’s fashioned, and she has a body like a Barbie doll….she’s blonde and Russian….so she has that accent….guy drool over this woman…

    She’s so nice……I just spent 20 minutes talking to her….awwe…there are nice people out there…..time to hit the road, and get home…..

  26. “guy drool over this woman…”

    Not all of us, some of know how to respect a woman, LOL.

  27. dnd

    Sra Burrito,
    Beautiful, nice women. You just described all the women on backchannel!

  28. How much of the Banking Industry bailout went here?

    “Wall Street CEOs, lawyers, bankers and media executives chalked up thousands of dollars in prostitution charges on their corporate credit cards — swiping their cards for $2,000 an hour prostitutes, according to a New York madam who pleaded guilty last year.

    Kristin Davis, the madam in question, went public to ABC News this week; ABC will be broadcasting her interview Friday at 10 pm. Davis says she has a list of 9,800 clients, many of whom she says New York prosecutors deliberately avoided when taking her case, even though she offered them her annotated client list.”

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Wall_Street_CEOs_investment_bankers_charged_0206.html

    God Bless.

  29. “$2,000 an hour prostitutes” wow! and that’s all tax free income.

  30. Hell, I can’t even afford a quarter for a peep show. LOL…LOL…LOL…

    God Bless.

  31. are peep shows still a quarter? lol

  32. dnd

    “are peep shows still a quarter?”

    This is a tough economy…

  33. UB & dnd…

    If there not they should be. When the economy totally collapses that’s the only way the Repugs will be able to afford their perversions.

    God Bless

  34. Banking scandal now coming on on20\20 ABC.

    God Bless.

  35. Well I’m off for the rest of the night.

    Take care and…

    God Bless.

  36. Peter Hoekstra – {R} MIchigan breached security trip to Iraq.

    “A delegation led by House Minority Leader John A. Boehner , R-Ohio, arrived in Iraq earlier today, and because of Rep. Peter Hoekstra , R-Mich., the entire world — or at least Twitter.com readers–now know they’re there.

    “Just landed in Baghdad,” messaged Hoekstra, a former chairman of the Intelligence panel and now the ranking member, who is routinely entrusted to keep some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/06/gop-congressman-breached_n_164809.html

    So tell me, if any of our congressman get killed in a car bomb can Hoekstra be charged for their deaths? Wouldn’t that be considered leaking classified information and shouldn’t he have all his security clearances pulled?

    Oh that’s right, he’s just another Fascist Republican and we all know that they consider themselves Above The Law.

    God Bless.

    PS: Tried to call several Senators and all their voice mails are full.

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