Sunday, February 10, 2013

His Lips Keep Moving

Fmr Sec Def Gates: ‘Political Leaders Have No Problem Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths’ - By Eliana Johnson - The Corner - National Review Online: "Asked about the conspicuous silence among many who condemned the Bush administration for authorizing the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Gates said, “I think a lot of our political leaders have no problem talking out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to issues like these.”

On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Senator Obama said in an interview with the Boston Globe that he rejected the view that the president can do whatever he deems necessary to protect national security: “I reject the use of signing statements to make extreme and implausible claims of presidential authority,” he explained. As a result, he argued that the president may not detain Americans without charges as unlawful enemy combatants. "
I refer of course to this.