Friday Morning Obama "Change" Open Thread
[H]ere you have the Obama DOJ in all its glory: no prosecutions (but rather full-scale immunity extended) for war crimes, torture, and illegal spying. For those crimes, we must Look Forward, Not Backward. But for those poor individuals who courageously blow the whistle on oozing corruption, waste and illegal surveillance by the omnipotent public-private Surveillance State: the full weight of the "justice system" comes crashing down upon them with threats of many years in prison. - Glenn Greenwald
Busy again. Open Thread.
Here is Jeralyn's previous coverage. Let me direct your attention to Glenn Greenwald's coverage (See also John Cole) of the stunning and disgraceful decision by the Obama Department of Justice to prosecute a NSA whistleblower. As Glenn writes, for an Administration dedicated to "looking forward, not backwards," this is stunning, hypocritical and disgraceful.
For all who expressed outrage about the Bush Administration threats to prosecute the NYTimes and whistleblowers, the moral imperative to speak loudly against the Obama Administration is strong.
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