Obama says shocking details in Senate report “belong in the past”
While Republicans are collectively outraged about the release of the Democrat driven Senate CIA torture report, Democrats themselves are clearly unprepared to use the report to take any repercussive action in its wake. All the American people are left with is the horrifying details of what was done by a secret arm of the government in their name.
Mainstream media coverage of the report has, predictably, devolved the issue into yet another political shouting match. No where was this more evident Tuesday than on Fox News programming, where one talking head slammed the move to release the torture report and bizarrely repeated the words “America is awesome” over and over again.
“Analyst” Andrea Tantaros argued that Democrats have resurrected the torture issue for political reasons.
“The Bush administration did what the American public wanted,” Tantaros remarkably claimed. “and that was do whatever it takes to keep us safe. These terror tactics have been stopped because as a country we decided we are better than this,” she said. “It’s not about democracy now. No, no. It’s about politics.”
At that moment, a fuming Tantaros sparring with her exact pointless opposite on the other side of the comfy couch, argued that no one can criticise the US for torturing because “America is awesome.”
“The United States of America is awesome, we are awesome,” she said. “We’ve closed the book on it, and we’ve stopped doing it. And the reason they want to have this discussion is not to show how awesome we are. This administration wants to have this discussion to show us how we’re not awesome.”
The comprehensive, in depth analysis from Tantaros continued.
“They apologized for this country, they don’t like this country, they want us to look bad. And all this does is have our enemies laughing at us, that we are having this debate again,” she frothed.
She then argued that the release of the torture report was coordinated in an effort to “shame ourself and convince the world how horrible we are, and put us on a moral equivalency with all these other countries.”
And there the “debate” ended without touching on a modicum of substance, facts or details. It may as well have consisted of Tantaros shouting “USA, USA, USA!” while her useless nemesis wagged a disapproving finger.
The reality of the situation is that the Obama administration is viewing the Senate report as a way of relegating the issue to the dustbin of history. Judging from his own comments, the President clearly has no intention of ever holding anyone at the CIA or elsewhere accountable.
Written by Steve Watson
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