Wednesday, April 22, 2009

History of accountability: who looks wild-eyed now?

John Ibbitson believes torture is not such a big deal when you are the good guys. But history seems to be moving faster than he is.

Ibbitson in The Globe, April 21:
the wild-eyed are still trying to get Mr. Bush and his vice-president, Dick Cheney, tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity for their handling of the war on terror.
Ibbitson in The Globe, April 22:
Barack Obama is trying to avoid a witch hunt of the previous administration, while still holding it accountable for authorizing the torture of suspected terrorists.
Update: April 23, The Globe editors differ with their reporter on torture and accountability: "An independent inquiry is the best way."
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