Monday, January 12, 2009

First cloud on the horizon

The original intent was to wait until after the Inauguration, but the first cloud on the horizon has appeared: the apparent intent not to pursue investigations of violations of the law by the Bush administration.

This is not an issue of revenge, but something much more important: the principle that no one is above the law. Those who tortured, who violated citizen's rights, and who abandoned due process, need to be investigated and prosecuted. Those who come need to know that punishment is certain, to encourage them to stay within the limits of decency, rather than to push the boundary until it breaks.

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