Another day, another way in which the Obama administration is pulling from the Bush administration playbook word for word when it comes to oversight of intelligence and restoring the rule of law in the United States. Oh and the veto is also being threatened because the legislation in question would fund a renewed investigation of the anthrax attacks perpetrated following 9/11, which the FBI recently declared to be neatly solved. The administration doesn’t want to “undermine public confidence” in an FBI probe of the attacks “and unfairly cast doubt on its conclusions.”
I remember when transparency and oversight we promises made by Barack Obama, the candidate. Now they’re punchlines.