Saturday, May 2, 2009

Torture? What about Fannie Mae?

Syndicated columnist Paul Krugman is such a hypocrite, but there he was, front and center again on the editorial page (April 25 column, "Can't sweep torture under rug"). "The only way we can regain our moral compass is to investigate what happened and prosecute those responsible." Give me a break. Only Bush hatred drives this. They still can't get over the election they lost.

If Krugman is so worried about our "moral compass," then explain why he hasn't called for the top four recipients of big money from Fannie Mae to come clean.

These include Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., now residing in the White House. And still the first three are mostly in charge with "oversight" at Fannie and Freddie.

President George W. Bush did what had to be done to keep us safe. So did Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, great Democrats. What a trial Krugman would plan for them. No, it is an "I hate Bush" witch hunt, which puts expediency before this country's interest.

Discomfort is not torture. And let's see just who approved of the methods used to extract vital information that possibly saved thousands. You bet it'll reveal lots of your liberal cronies approved.

Virginia Robinson
Germantown

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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