Lest we be charged with simply bashing the president because of who he is (alas, not that any degree of deference will disuade the true Obamaphiles from making that accusation), two* full-throated cheers to the president for his latest move of sober and responsible action in the War On Terror. You do remember there’s a war on, right?
The Obama Justice Department has adopted a legal stance identical to, if not more aggressive than, the Bush version. It argues that the court-forced disclosure of the surveillance programs would cause “exceptional harm to national security” by exposing intelligence sources and methods.
The president deserves credit here. And we, as conservatives who are serious about protecting America from terrorist attacks (especially those that have roots here within our own borders) should be willing to congratulate him on this good move. Ronald Reagan is commonly credited with believing that it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets credit. Well I for one am glad to give Obama and Holder (shiver) credit here, where it’s due. Thank you, President Obama, for ignoring the hysterics of the radical Left, and doing your job: Protecting America.
*(Only two cheers, because as the Journal suggests, it’s likely Holder released the anti-Bush bait that he did this week specifically to draw the attention of the jackals away from this wise policy. So much for ignoring the hysterics of the radical Left. Nevertheless, maybe he deserves credit for knowing that such a move would be required in order to get away with it. On the other hand, sounds kind of, how do you say? Cynical?)
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot) from HQ