On most occasions when President Barack Obama reverses field, it is a good thing. He’s never out of the campaign mode, so “candidate” Obama says things that President Obama lives to regret.
A good example was “candidate” Obama’s declaration that he’d not oppose the release of dozens of photos from military investigations that are alleged to show abuse of prisoners in Iraq. As the President responsible for serving the interests of the entire country, he came to realize that “candidate” Obama had said a dumb thing. The release of the photos serve absolutely no good purpose. They have propaganda value for terrorists abroad and for the leftists in this country who have never veered from their fanatical determination to see the legacy of George W. Bush destroyed. But that’s it.
As Obama noted in announcing that his administration will try to block release of the photos, as sought by the American Civil Liberties Union, their only value is to “further inflame anti-American opinion.” The release would, furthermore, increase the risk to American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the President.
The photos served their military investigation purposes five years ago, he said. “The individuals who were involved have been identified, and appropriate actions have been taken.”
Memo to those on the left who are determined not to let Iraq go until history records that they were right and Bush was wrong, and that yes, it was a victory for the U.S., but not a ”fair” one, this advice: Let it go. Move on.