George Soros and his Move On.org organization have been behind the push for prosecution of Bush officials for “torture.”
Some observers have suggested that pressure from the lefty Internet activist group MoveOn.org helped push the Obama White House to change its position on an investigation of Bush-era terrorist interrogations. Now, George Soros, who spent $27 million of his personal fortune in an effort to defeat George W. Bush in 2004, has gotten into the act. This afternoon a top official of the Soros organization, the Open Society Institute, sent out …[an]email…
The email urges people to join a new group called
called the Commission on Accountability, which calls for an “independent, non-partisan” commission to investigate “torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees in the period since September 11, 2001.” Doing so, the group says, will “strengthen U.S. national security and help to re-establish America’s standing in the world.”
This entire thing is a farce, and one that is likely to blow up in the faces of the liberals pushing for this attempt at taking political prisoners. Firstly, this behavior makes it more likely that intelligence personnel and staff will miss the signs of the next terrorist attack and more than just the policy is likely to explode.
Secondly, Obama and his advisors will someday be out of office, and if they have set the precedent for indicting members of the previous administration for policy disagreements, they are next in line for indictment. They should bear that in mind.