Obama is getting to me.
I am deeply concerned not that he is taking on too much, but that he is doing too little.
Frankly, I am astonished at his decision on torture. If you are not going to punish the men who actually committed the torture because they were “following orders” then prosecute the sick individuals who approved the torture and gave the go-ahead order. They glorify torture; America does not. Prosecute. Now.
If you don’t, Mr. President, somewhere in the future some other administration will repeat this horrendous mistake using your ruling as precedent. And think of what will happen to Americans who are held captive.
While I’m on this rant, I urge you to have the cajones to outlaw the sale of automatic weapons. Too many U.S. automatic rifles are used by Mexican drug gangs. Forget the NRA. Those people will never vote for you regardless.
Just do the right thing. And hurry. Everybody knows the power of the president wanes from the first term to the second.