Here comes pundit David Broder a-punditing upon Eric Holder's decision to name a special counsel to determine whether interrogators of detainees during the last administration broke the law. "This just may be the most reprehensible column of a long and enabling career," says Attaturk. So. Are you ready?
"Cheney is not wrong when he asserts that it is a dangerous precedent when a change in power in Washington leads a successor government not just to change the policies of its predecessors but to invoke the criminal justice system against them....
"Looming beyond the publicized cases of these relatively low-level operatives is the fundamental accountability question: What about those who approved of their actions? If accountability is the standard, then it should apply to the policymakers and not just to the underlings. Ultimately, do we want to see Cheney, who backed these actions and still does, standing in the dock?" (WaPo, emphasis added)
I know the answer to this one! Call on me, me, me!
But no. David Broder, who doesn't think accountability is or should be the standard (except for Bill Clinton), will answer his own questions, thank yew. And his answer is way different from yours or mine.