As more and more Americans are waking up to the truth of the dangers of rationed government-run healthcare and becoming vocal in their opposition, it is time to apply another Saul Alinsky tactic from one of Obama's favorite Marxists. Time to change the subject.
The latest stunt was to accuse everyday Americans who are protesting Obama Care of being pawns used by the GOP or other conservative groups, when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Many protestors are individuals who have never been active in politics before and are just plain fearful of what lies ahead for them in terms of their future medical care needs. They aren’t funded by any group whatsoever. Obama cannot say the same for his union thugs and ACORN bullies, who have taken orders from Democratic goons to infiltrate protests against Obama Care. Needless to say, this has dominated the news cycles for the last few days.
Next, on the liberal agenda to distract Americans from their efforts to jam socialized medicine down our throats is a criminal investigation of alleged CIA abuse of detainees. In its attempt to get back at the previous administration, Obama and his goons are in the end placing Americans in greater danger. CIA officials will now be too fearful of prosecution to do an adequate job of interrogating the enemy.
Read from the Patriot Room:
Obama reverses again: CIA investigation
“This is the ultimate irony. They drop voter-intimidation charges against New Black Panthers - in spite of video and eyewitness evidence, and pick up this. Why the CIA? Since his presidency can't stand on its own, he needs to pummel W's. What a sad little man Obama is.
Criminal investigation into CIA treatment of detainees expected
‘Reporting from Washington -- U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is poised to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses committed during the interrogation of terrorism suspects, current and former U.S. government officials said.
A senior Justice Department official said that Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be narrow in scope, focusing on "whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized" in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws.
Current and former CIA and Justice Department officials who have firsthand knowledge of the interrogation files contend that criminal convictions will be difficult to obtain because the quality of evidence is poor and the legal underpinnings have never been tested.
Some cases have not previously been disclosed, including an instance in which a CIA operative brought a gun into an interrogation booth to force a detainee to talk, officials said.
Other potentially criminal abuses have already come to light, including the waterboarding of prisoners in excess of Justice Department guidelines, and the deaths of detainees in CIA custody in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002 and 2003.
Opening a criminal investigation is something Holder "has come reluctantly to consider," the Justice Department official said, emphasizing that Holder had not reached a final decision but noting that, "as attorney general, he has the obligation to follow the law."
Others familiar with Holder's thinking say that such an investigation seems all but certain, and that a prosecutor will probably be selected from a short list that Holder asked subordinates to assemble.
Such a prosecutor would examine cases that are generally at least five years old, and probably some that were previously reviewed by career prosecutors who concluded that they could not be pursued.
"I don't blame them for wanting to look into it," said a former high-ranking Justice Department official familiar with the details of the program. "But if they appoint a special prosecutor, it would ultimately be unsuccessful, and it would go on forever and cause enormous collateral damage on the way to getting that unsuccessful result."‘”
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