I've been asking myself why the Obama administration is wanting to release documents relating to interrogation methods. Why go back to this issue? Why now when so much is at stake with our country and our economy? Why not "move forward" and "turn the page" as Obama has so often promised? What good does this do for our country in regards to international relations or diplomacy?
There is a new President, he won the election (as they like to remind us continually), doesn't that send a message without our Commander in Chief personally ensuring that our military is brought under higher scrutiny and scorned for tactics that obviously helped to keep our country safe?
Powerline today asks the same questions.
My answer is this: They want to destroy the Republican party and they think this will get them closer to that goal. They want a one-party system. Dragging George Bush and Dick Cheney through the mud- as they did for two years- was not enough. They're in power, they want more. They want no dissent from the other party. Or if there is dissent- then it should be from such a small minority of voices that it is irrelevant.
They won't win, but I fear that this exercise will only embolden our enemies. They know this too, so I'm back to asking....why?