Photo of Kit Bond from source, Raw Story
I'm still trying to figure out this story. Would the new Attorney General really privately pledge--to a single Republican Congressman--that he would not prosecute Bush Administration officials found to have broken the law? Really? And why would the "rule of law" party seek out such a promise?
The answer to that last one is easy. "Rule of law" is just a slogan to Republicans. Like "freedom," "democracy," or "Constitutional rights." When they say any of those things, it is not meant to be taken literally for goodness' sake! It's to inspire warm, fuzzy thoughts of bald eagles, stars and stripes and fourth-of-July bunting. I mean so what if the Bush Administration broke all kinds of laws, trampled on all kinds of rights, even committed actual war crimes? Let bygones be bygones!
I'll be posting more on this subject, should there be other angles to the story. Until then, read on. . .
Republican senator says Obama nominee promised Bush officials wouldn't be prosecuted for torture
. . ."Sen. Christopher 'Kit' Bond, a Republican from Missouri and the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in an interview with The Washington Times that he will support Eric H. Holder Jr.'s nomination for Attorney General because Mr. Holder assured him privately that Mr. Obama's Justice Department will not prosecute former Bush officials involved in the interrogations program," Eli Lake writes for the Washington Times. . .
. . ."Eric Holder has not made any commitments about who would or would not be prosecuted," the aide told Huffington Post's Sam Stein. "He explained his position to Senator Bond as he did in the public hearing and in responses to written questions. . ."
Read all of the conflicting bits of this story at: Raw Story