Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Torture Focus is Poison Pill for Democrats « Commentary Magazine

Liberal Democrats and their media allies are having a field day. The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s use of torture has allowed the political left to go back to its favorite pastime: bashing the Bush administration and their pet demon Vice President Dick Cheney. But as much as good as this feels, Democrats should be worried about the possibility that this issue will not only carry over into the new year but become part of the left’s standard foreign policy talking points as we head into the 2016 presidential election cycle. Though anything that allows them to relive their glory days when hatred for all things Bush was their excuse for a political platform seems enticing, it’s actually a trap. The more the torture issue is allowed to play out as a partisan fight, the more trouble it will be for Democrats in the long run.


The Dems could also bring up Ollie North and Reagan. Those were the days. We could have those days again.

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