Democrats prepare to move forward with investigations of the Bush administration... Developing...
"Plugs" Biden said this would happen in September, then denied it on FOX News after the tape had received exposure on talk radio and other outlets.
In doing a web search, Salon has an article which appears to be a likely source to Drudge's developing story, Obama's plans for probing Bush torture. According to Salon, they revealed similar plans back in July and August.
The Obama plan, first revealed by Salon in August, would emphasize fact-finding investigation over prosecution. It is gaining currency in Washington as Obama advisors begin to coordinate with Democrats in Congress on the proposal. The plan would not rule out future prosecutions, but would delay a decision on that matter until all essential facts can be unearthed. Between the time necessary for the investigative process and the daunting array of policy problems Obama will face upon taking office, any decision on prosecutions probably would not come until a second Obama presidential term, should there be one.
The proposed commission -- similar in thrust to a Democratic investigation proposal first uncovered by Salon in July -- would examine a broad scope of activities, including detention, torture and extraordinary rendition, the practice of snatching suspected terrorists off the street and whisking them off to a third country for abusive interrogations. The commission might also pry into the claims by the White House -- widely rejected by experienced interrogators -- that abusive interrogations are an effective and necessary intelligence tool.
So this is how the Democrats will fight the terror war? Attack the previous administration as the real terrorists and give a big cuddle to Islamofascists who have killed or seek to kill Americans? After two years of 400 plus partisan fishing expeditions into the Bush Administration, they want to do more, even while an economic crisis and a real War on Terror exists?
Somewhere, in a cave, the terrorists are smiling, thanks to Obama and his new Democrat majority, because the heat will be off.