Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Smoke and Mirrors

Obama is all about the smoke and mirrors isn't he? He demands his cabinet cut $100 million in spending, knowing that that is all Americans will really hear. It sounds like a good chunk of change to most people, right? They will say to themselves, "See? Pres. Obama trying to cut costs too." We, who pay attention know that this the equivalent of you and I not buying a cup of coffee for one day. It's all about perception. We on the right can blog all day about how minuscule it is, but the general population will never hear us. Which poses the life long question. If someone blogs in the forest and no one reads it, did it even really happen?

Meanwhile Obama proposed a $100 billion U.S. loan to the International Monetary Fund to boost the IMF’s war chest and urged a bigger stake in the IMF for emerging powers like China and India.

Obama is like a teenage girl left at a mall with a black American Express Card paid by a VERY rich uncle. There is no spending he won't do.

There is nothing like the feeling of spending other people's money I suppose.

Releasing just the CIA memos they wished to release, is an example of the same thing. Obama releases memos hoping everyone will be properly horrified at our interrogation techniques and he looks like a hero that saved us from having a terrible reputation overseas.

But Dick Cheney is having none of it. He wants all of us to see the memos that showed how the techniques saved us from the real horrors of another attack.

Let's see, shall we have a better reputation or shall we not have American blood smeared streets the likes of 9-11? I think I'll take the latter.

I say we really see this "transparency" thing Obama was always talking about and hasn't done yet, and let us see ALL the memos and decide for ourselves.

Yes, I realize that means the outcome of opinion can't be managed like his well oiled campaign, but it is "transparency" after all.

Update: CIA defends itself completely:

The Central Intelligence Agency told CNSNews.com today that it stands by the assertion made in a May 30, 2005 Justice Department memo that the use of “enhanced techniques” of interrogation on al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) — including the use of waterboarding — caused KSM to reveal information that allowed the U.S. government to thwart a planned attack on Los Angeles.

Let's decide who we trust more to do the right thing. The CIA agents determined to stave off another attack after 9-11 or the nancy lawyers the likes of the ACLU, who never met a patriot they liked?

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