The Criminalization of Policy Differences

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, April 27, 2009

The Criminalization of Policy Differences

April 28, 2009

Something very dangerous is stirring in Washington. Extreme liberals like Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan want a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials who ordered enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects.

These tactics were approved by Justice Department lawyers, but the likes of Leahy and Conyers, along with billionaire liberal George Soros, think that by criminalizing policy differences America will somehow be better protected. They are nuts! These methods produced information that prevented further terrorist attacks.

Believe me when I tell you that our enemies will see an opening if this continues. Already, Iran’s crazy president has slapped the extended hand of President Obama, as has Fidel Castro. Evil cannot be accommodated. It must be defeated. Dictators don’t hate us because we are not nice to them. They hate us for our preservation of liberty, which they see as a threat to their dictatorships.

If criminal investigations go forward, it is likely a political civil war will breakout and I fear the results of that.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.