Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Hmph. Looks like Obama is not as interested in change as I had hoped.  First, he decides that warrantless wiretaps are apparently okay.  And now, the Department of Justice has reiterated the ridiculous “State Secrets” privilege to keep information about extraordinary rendition out of the courts.  (AP Link.)

What good is it to have a President who is a “constitutional scholar,” if he’s going to make policy decisions like this?

At least Leahy’s making noise about a “truth and reconciliation commission,” though the name sounds Orwellian.