Yeah, that’s a pretty infuriating headline, but I have a point. Come with me on this.
In the late 1980s/early 1990s, it came out that the Reagan/Bush White House was involved in the Iran-Contra affair, to the highest levels. When Bill Clinton took the White House in 1992, what was the decision on Iran-Contra? Clinton said we were to look ahead instead of looking back. In other words, the former Presidents probably did something wrong, but let’s focus on going forward and forget about it.
Cut to 2009. After eight years of Bush/Cheney, and the lies and laws that they broke, a fresh face comes to Washington. People have been infuriated for years at the laws broken. People tortured and held without charge. Americans had their phone, email, instant messaging, and web browsing spied on illegally. All of this crap. And what does Obama do? Declares that we need to look forward and forget about it. Sure, Holder has started making sounds about investigating, but without a unified message from the White House, will it ever happen?
That’s why people think Democrats are wimps. You can look forward, but you HAVE to examine the past. Why? Because if you don’t learn from the past, you are doomed to repeat it. Bush/Cheney repeated the crimes of Reagan/Bush. And Obama/Biden are repeating the “we see nothing!” ignorance of Clinton/Gore.
Democrats, GROW A SPINE!