Obama’s Double Standard on Atrocities & Evil

At a Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Capitol on Thursday, President Obama called for “fighting the silence that is evil’s greatest co-conspirator.”

On the same day, Obama decided to oppose creation of a truth commission to vigorously investigate and expose U.S. torture crimes.

This is another of those damn paradoxes of which Washington is full of.

Perhaps Obama believes that any atrocity with less than a million victims is merely a technical error.

Condemning a genocide committed by a foreign government cannot redeem Obama if he effectively pardons U.S. government officials guilty of barbaric practices.

Obama could reverse his opposition to a full disclosure. Or, perhaps more likely, the surge of events and the information already pried out of the government will create enough momentum that far more facts will become public.


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5 Responses to Obama’s Double Standard on Atrocities & Evil

  1. Al Newberry April 27, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    So, let me get this straight. We should “fight the silence that is evil’s greatest co-conspirator,” unless of course we speak up against the evil of socialist/fascist policy.

  2. Dirk W. Sabin April 27, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    Actually , what would be a “paradox” in the Washington D.C. of today is if the politicians asserted something that was true and actually acted upon it to a fruitful conclusion. Within the logic prevailing in today’s lapsed-Republic, what President Obama did was actually very consistent in that way which long-established Bait and Switch Scams are. This is the Age of Bunkologic . E Pluribus Unum to be replaced by “You Lie and I’ll Swear By It.”

  3. Bill Jones April 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    There’s already a process for setting up a “truth commission”, it’s called Jury Selection.

  4. Jim April 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    great retort to the DC conventional wisdom…

  5. Jim April 28, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Dirk – “Bunkologic” is a four-star term.