Monday, March 23, 2009
“Some of what the public has heard from the Obama administration on issues like state secrets and detainees sounds a bit too close for comfort to the Bush team’s benighted ideas,” penned the Times editorialists, carping about Guantanamo specifically, detainee policy more broadly and Obama’s reluctance to investigate Bush-era actions on “terrorism, state secrets, wiretapping, detention and interrogation.”
In other words, how about war crimes trials for Bushitler.
And Frank Rich is indignant that Obama isn't even more demagogic about AIG, perhaps a la ACORN.
Tom Friedman, it's true, says one or two obvious but sensible things, as he does now and then - and my, how pleased with himself he always seems. But otherwise it's the usual shrill, robotic leftism at the Times. Obama needn't worry: and I strongly suspect he doesn't. Obama's a moderate, you see. Criticised from the left as well as the right. Yadda.
(I'm not bothering to link to the NYTimes. It's the usual. Read it if you want to. You don't need a link from me.)