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Mitt Romney: Investigating Torture is “Lowest Form of Partisanship”
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Mitt Romney: Investigating Torture is “Lowest Form of Partisanship”
By: Blue Texan Thursday April 23, 2009 10:59 am

Willard, appearing on his biggest fan's radio show, doesn't think much of accountability or the rule of law.

HH: I want to start with the big news from yesterday, that President Obama has reopened the door, opened the door to the prosecution of former Bush administration officials in connection to the interrogation memos. What’s your reaction to that, Governor?

MR: Well, it’s a bad decision on a number of fronts. First of all, it violates his most consistent campaign pledge that he was going to work on a bipartisan basis in Washington. There’s nothing that could be more hostile than saying we’re going to go after the prior administration and see if we can make them all get lawyers and pay millions of dollars in legal fees, and drag them in for hearings, and see if we can really demonize the prior administration. That’s the lowest form of partisanship, and it’s something which I think the American people will recognize was very different than what they heard during the campaign.

Now I realize the word "bipartisan" is fairly meaningless, but I've never seen it defined as "whitewashing all crimes committed by Republicans no matter how egregious."

"I think the Democrats are making a mistake by calling this into question. President Bush informed members of Congress as to the policies that were being pursued. There was a national emergency, America was kept safe during the Bush years. I think Barack Obama’s leading with his chin on this, because you know what? He’s got to keep this country safe."

So to recap: 9/11 happened on Al Gore's watch, so if we suffer another terrorist attack it will all be Obama's fault because he refused to torture. ... http://firedoglake.com/2009/04/23/mitt-romney-investiga...
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