Obama Owes An Apology Or Two

As Obama attempts a few victory laps and claim all credit for slaying Osama bin Laden, Marc Thiessen reminds us that Obama has not exactly been gracious to those who made it possible to find him.  And he’s not talking about President Bush:

On his second day in office, Obama shut down the CIA’s high-value interrogation program. His Justice Department then reopened criminal investigations into the conduct of CIA interrogators — inquiries that had been closed years before by career prosecutors who concluded that there were no crimes to prosecute. In a speech at the National Archives, Obama eviscerated the men and women of the CIA, accusing them of “torture” and declaring that their work “did not advance our war and counterterrorism efforts — they undermined them.”

Now, it turns out that the very CIA interrogators whose lives Obama turned upside down played a critical role in what the president rightly calls “the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.”

It is time for a public apology.

Indeed.  President “I get all credit while you take any blame” has been quick to misjudge, insult, and attack those who came before him while taking credit for the results of their difficult decisions.  Isn’t it long past time someone in the media asks him about that?

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Published in: on May 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

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