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Liberal Lesson No. 242 - Smoke and Mirrors the Spy Game Edition


President Obama is playing spy games. With support for the nationalization of healthcare decreasing day after day the Obama administration has turned to the Democrat Handbook and settled on the smoke-and-mirrors strategy.

No amateur to the playbook, Obama and his supporters originally led off with their strongest stratagem – race wars. There were mumblings that opponents of nationalized healthcare were racist “astroturfers.” However the racist argument has proved to be laughable to just about everyone. After seeing a black man get more votes than any other Democrat candidate for President since JFK, it seems a little odd that just seven months into his first term the country is suddenly overflowing with people opposing his plans just because he is black.

With an increasing number of people mobilized against his healthcare plan and with his approval rating around 50 percent, the Obama Administration knows they need something else, something bigger, something that had worked for Democrats before. They decided that since race baiting a majority of American people wasn’t appearing to work they would go for an all out smoke and mirrors illusion so Attorney General Eric Holder announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the members of the CIA involved in enhanced interrogation techniques during the Bush Administration.

This was not the first time Democrats would use foreign policy to distract from their disastrous domestic performance. On August 20, 1998 Monica Lewinsky was appearing to testify for the second time before the grand jury investigating President Bill Clinton. Clinton, whose response was to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan destroying an aspirin factory. Granted, Monica was upset about a different kind of lacking performance from Clinton’s “executive branch.” Months late as the House of Representatives was planning to impeach Clinton he ordered major airstrikes in against Iraq. This is even more shocking when you consider that by this time in Clinton’s presidency the World Trade Center had been bombed (five people killed), 18 American troops were killed in Somalia, a car bomb in Saudi Arabia killed five Americans, an Air Force housing complex in Saudi Arabia was bomber and the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed. Clinton responded to all of these situations with a mix of silence, retreat and empty threats. The only time he took action was when his presidency was at risk domestically.

The investigation into officials from the Bush administration for the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” is simply a diversion being put up so that the Democrats can regroup and redirect focus from their failing healthcare debacle. By dredging up CIA indictments the Obama team hopes to distract not only the people who are outraged over the proposed healthcare reforms and the Republicans in Congress but also the leftists in the Democrat party who have been screaming for George Bush’s head on a platter since January 21, 2001.

Allowing the investigation into CIA interrogation techniques, with indictments almost sure to follow, sets one of the most dangerous precedents in American history. By allowing the investigation of the CIA for purely political reasons (it can’t be for moral reasons since Obama has reserved the right to order the use of the exact same interrogation techniques the special prosecutor will be investigating) the Obama administration is putting America at risk. Not only will the information allow American’s enemies to better prepare themselves for captivity, it will serve as a gold mine for the rampant propaganda used to recruit terrorists against America worldwide. With this investigation Democrats may finally have succeed in setting a precedent that will one day be responsible for more American deaths than Roe v. Wade.

More Info:

Read CIA Director Leon Panetta's Defence of the CIA

Read about Obama's War on Our Spies

Is the media coming around on enhanced interrofation techniques? Click HERE