Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: prosecuting the Bush administration.

Contrary to White House wishes, Attorney General Eric Holder may push forward with a criminal investigation into the Bush administration's harsh interrogation practices used on suspected terrorists. Holder is considering whether to appoint a prosecutor and will make a final decision within the next few weeks, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on a pending matter. A move to appoint a criminal prosecutor is certain to stir partisan bickering that could create a distraction to President Barack Obama's efforts to push ambitious health care and energy reform.

Hmmm? If dredging up the past hampers Obama's healthcare and cap and tax initiatives, maybe it would be a blessing?

NB Staff
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