Special commissions? We don't need no stinkin' special commissions!
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 7:39am
Senate Democratic leaders [including Harry Reid], joining forces with the Obama White House, said they would resist efforts by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Democrats to create a special commission to investigate the harsh interrogation methods that the Bush administration approved for terrorism suspects....
Mr. Reid, who repeatedly denounced the use of harsh interrogation techniques when Mr. Bush was president, suggested that naming a special panel would signal an intent to exact “retribution” and he sought to paper over the disagreement with members of his own caucus, like Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, who want a commission.
Harry's right: defending basic human decency is so divisive!