The crimes are so serious, and so widespread, that an independent investigator, with authority that cannot be thwarted by either the Justice Department or congressional leadership, is necessary.
The comment is tucked away in a Washington Post article, and it’s nominally a meta-comment, a criticism of a critic of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” aka EITs, aka drowning people, freezing them and slamming them into walls, aka the federal crime known as torture. But carefully
“The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable.” — Sarah Palin, May 13 2009 Parse that thought if you can. These “malicious attacks” aren’t pipe bombings; they’re commentaries. What’s a synonym for “expressing your opinion?” ‘Course, I fully