In one of the most stunning conversations about the condition of the media elite in years, a group of well know grown-ups sat around a table and put on one of the most childish displays of lawlessness and Constitutional ignorance that I've ever seen. From George Will blaming the NY Times for inciting the Congress to investigate the torture memo's, Cokie Roberts expressing relief the torture tapes were destroyed to Peggy Noonan whining helplessly that we should forget the whole mess and "sometimes I think just keep walkin.'' Sam Donaldson seemed almost stunned watching his collegues in the media advocate dropping the whole issue.
I'm with Sam.
The Huffington Post:
Senator Russ Feingold, one of the harshest critics of the Bush administration's nation security policies, says he can not bring himself to support President Obama's apparent decision not to investigate or prosecute illegalities from those years.
Later, the Senator took a swipe at some of the rationalizations for avoiding prosecution that have been voiced by Washington lawmakers and pundits. "If you want to see just how outrageous this is, I refer you to the remarks made by Peggy Noonan this Sunday," he said, referring to the longtime conservative columnist's appearance on ABC's This Week. "I frankly have never heard anything quite as disturbing as her remark that was something to the affect of: 'well sometimes you just have to move on.'"
"Some things in life need to be mysterious," Noonan said on Sunday about the release of the torture memos. "Sometimes you need to just keep walking. ... It's hard for me to look at a great nation issuing these documents and sending them out to the world and thinking, oh, much good will come of that."