Different subject, but apt never the less, John, Powerline , sums up Barack Obama’s basic problem:
Obama is going to have to learn, and soon, that governing is very different from campaigning. Vague and contradictory promises no longer cut it once you’re in office
Is Rendition an American Ideal. BO campaigned the promise of absolute national safety with abolute Ameican ideals, Ed Morrissey, Hot Air :
Obama has had a sudden revelation as President that renditions are more necessary than ever, if the CIA can’t hold these subjects at Gitmo or its own secret sites
The CIA by law cannot bring the suspects back to the US. That leaves release, rendition, or assassination as the only three options left to Obama after all of the political posturing of the campaign
Is this just another broken campaign promise? If so, it sure didn’t last long.
On the leftard front, Daily Kos , reports on BO”s restoration of Rendition:
Rendition will remain part of the government’s ammunition in its counter-terrorism arsenal, according to the Los Angeles Times. The program, which consists of abducting suspects from foreign countries and transferring them to other countries, began under the Clinton administration. It was originally developed and run from 1996 onward by now-retired CIA operative Michael Scheuer. The program, Scheuer said in 2005, included moving prisoners extralegally to countries without adequate human rights protections. It was greatly expanded after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States
Neither praise nor condemnation. Interesting. For BO and the leftards the soaring campaign rhetoric meets the reality of the real world. War is always a bad choice, but it sometimes not the worst choice.