"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Special Comment: Guilty As Sin

Keith Olbermann aired a new commentary on the eve of Obama's inauguration to take Bush and company to task for breaking the law and to Obama for refusing to look into it. Obama has made it clear that as far as he is concerned, the sins of the past are to be forgotten and forgiven as if nothing was done wrong. The problem with this belief is it sounds nice on paper but people have a tendency to believe that if they can get away with something, they can always get away with it. In other words, even if his administration remains corrupt free (doubtful), the next (likely Republican) will know they have carte blanche to do whatever they want. An accounting is needed. Not only for justice, not because it is right, but to make sure that those that want to repeat history will think twice about it.

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