Monday, May 25, 2009

Yes, But

I don't know if the Left will ever come fully to terms with this, especially without coming up with a "but...". Still, I suppose we should be happy with progress.
Mr Obama has conceded, in effect, that the Bush administration was right about this. Where the previous administration went wrong was in resisting all constitutional constraints on its response. Its attitude was: “We will do whatever it takes – and that is as much as you need to know.”
Because drumbeat chanting from the Left aside, I've never seen any credible evidence that Bush ran roughshod over the Constitution in any of this as far as the WOT is concerned. There was clearly a lot of legal consultation within the administration, and whenever the Supreme Court contradicted the administration, the administration ceased the activities in question.

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