February 4, 2009

Looking Backwards: A Prerequisite to Looking Forward

I've been away from the blogging world a bit here. Been thinking about accountability lately, 'cuz it's a feature of the upcoming GDAE Podcast... the 5th episode should be finished in a couple days.

One concept I'm pushing relates to Obama's desire to "Look Forward," which has become his and Joe Biden's montra in the context of whether their administration will hold criminal actors of the Bush administration accountable. The concept is, if we want to look forward to living in a nation of laws, we need to enforce those laws. That means holding people, like David Addington, John Yoo, Condoleezza Rice and George Bush accountable for their actions.... actions that happen to have occurred in the past.

So, help me advance this concept that, sometimes, looking backwards is a prerequisite setting things right for the future.

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The Chatman said...

Welcome back GDAEman, Nice read, I agree we need to hold Bush and his cronies accountable. Not going to be easy when way before he left he passed amnesty for all of them! He;s like the Teflon Don, remember him?

The Chatman

libhom said...

Yep, there will be little restraint on future administrations if the Bush regime crooks don't end up in prison where they belong.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I couldn't agree with you more....while wholeheartedly disagreeing that (Bush et al)will ever face any courts, for this reason:

We have been the bully on the block for SO long, that were we to bring one President to trial, it would open the floodgates for lawsuits against nearly every President we've ever had.

Every President knows this; even worse, Congress is acutely aware of it. Trying Bush for any crimes is a waste of time and money. Just shoot the F'er!