Monday, March 02, 2009

Presidential transparency from the Hypocrite-in-Chief

So, let me get this straight: President Hussein won't release his birth certificate, but he will release secret memos from the previous administration?

When Obama talked about transparency and ethics, he meant that he'd be transparent with other people's affairs because he lacks any ethics. Shame on voters for thinking otherwise.

Deceitful wretch.
The Justice Department has released a long-secret legal document from 2001 in which the Bush administration claimed the military could search and seize terror suspects in the United States without warrants.

The legal memo was written about a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. It says constitutional protections against unlawful search and seizure would not apply to terror suspects in the U.S., as long as the president or another high official authorized the action.

Even after the Bush administration rescinded that legal analysis, the Justice Department refused to release its contents, prompting a standoff with congressional Democrats.

The memo was one of nine released Monday by the Obama administration.