Well that did not take long. Obama has flip flopped on releasing the photos of abuse of terror suspects. He claims, get this, national security issues. Here is what he said:
"In fact, the most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to further inflame anti-American opinion and to put our troops in greater danger," Obama told reporters. "Moreover, I fear the publication of these photos may only have a chilling effect on future investigations of detainee abuse."
Really now? Where was this great insight into national security when he released the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT) memos? How come he did not think of this "chilling effect" before? I'll tell you why, because he was too stupid to realize that going after Bush for torture would get a whole bunch of Democrats caught up in the process! Witness, Nancy Pelosi's "tortured" parsing of words, as she tries unsuccessfully not to look like a big fat liar about not knowing of EITs.
The Democrats have created their own monster regarding the whole torture thing. For years they inflamed the far left into thinking Bush is a war criminal who needs to be prosecuted. Now, that they are in power, the far left demands Bush's hide and anyone connected to it. Ignoring the far left's demands will guarantee they sit on their behinds or turn their wrath towards any Democrat seen as stone walling the process.
Already, the ACLU is teed off about Obama's flip flop. I don't expect them to forget about it either. Just like sharks who get a tiny whiff of blood in the water, the ACLU and the far left will not be satisfied with just the EIT memos, they want more!
I said it before and I will say it again, Republicans need to fan this flame each and every day. The left will eat itself alive over this. The Obama Kool Aid drinkers will run to his defense and the stage 3 Bush Derangement Syndrome suffers will attack Obama for his stonewalling. You can already see glimpses of it on Democratic Underground!