Thursday, May 14, 2009

Growing Up

Over at First Read:

Should the Obama administration release photos showing detainee abuse? The earlier answer was yes, but the White House yesterday reversed course, arguing that the photos could “inflame anti-American opinion.” The decision angered liberals and human-rights groups, while it pleased Republicans and conservatives.

Today’s Wall Street Journal writes. “The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil -- indefinitely and without trial -- as part of a plan to retool military commission trials that were conducted for prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” More from the paper: “The proposal being floated with members of Congress is another indication of President Barack Obama's struggles to establish his counter-terrorism policies, balancing security concerns against attempts to alter Bush-administration practices he has harshly criticized.”

It is the same with the wireless wiretapping that the left bashed Pres. Bush so much about. Yet Obama defended it and kept it.

Pres. Obama reminds me of the young son who thinks his father is an idiot. Then the son becomes a father himself, and realizes how wise his father had been.

Pres. Obama finds himself President. Not running for President, but actually being the President. What he is discovering is that Pres. Bush was right in this fight, and he himself had been naive.