Friday, January 16, 2009

Prosecuting the Bushites?

I am with Steve M. and against Paul Krugman in saying that Obama probably shouldn't expend his political capital on prosecuting Bush Administration officials. One or two perhaps, but not a lot. Like Steve, I think that prosecutions are going to expend Obama's political capital at the expense of actual issues. I know I'd rather he use that political capital getting us out of Iraq, pushing through policies on climate change, or expanding health care coverage.

Sure I'd love to see Dick Cheney die in prison. Who wouldn't? But is revenge worth the cost? I say no.