Friday, March 23, 2007
Our Nixonian Administration
The New York Times reports today that both the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State have advised the President to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo. The real news here is that they have been overruled. The Attorney General and the Vice-President disagree. So President Bush is now hunkered down with his cronies. The highest-ranking cabinet members are outsiders and are dismissed. I didn't much care for the policies of Ronald Reagan, but he knew when to give it up to the larger community. This is not a Reaganesque president; this is President Nixon.