Day By Day

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bush was Right (continued)

So the Lefties have their panties in a bunch because their Messiah is continuing many of the policies of the Bush administration. These include among others:

Maintaining detention programs outside the U.S. [The Obama administration will continue to incarcerate detainees at Bagram in Iraq, and seem to be backing away from their promise to close Guntanamo, which they have now conveniently found to be in compliance with the standards set by the Geneva Convention].

Blocking the release of records on alleged torture of released Guantanamo detainees.

Blocking the release of records on domestic spying related to suspected Islamic radical organizations.

Continuing the practice of rendition of detainees to other countries.

Refusing to release internal e-mails of Bush administration officials.

Continuing federal contributions to faith-based organizations.

Allowing the Bush tax cuts to continue until their statuatory expiration date.

Gee, sounds as if Obama feels that these Bush administration actions, which so outraged the moralistic posturers of the Left, are in fact sound policy.

Somebody owes Dubya an apology.


Jonah Goldberg's take on the same observation is here. He makes the important point that the media has framed the distinction between liberal and conservative in wildly unrealistic terms and that Obama, like Bush before him, is less an ideologue than a moderate just trying to deal with the problems facing the country.