One can see something of the internal contradictions of Obamaism in the account of President Obama’s close encounter with the indomitable Debra Burilngame yesterday at Ground Zero in New York:
She said she was pleased Bin Laden had been killed, but was shocked when Mr Obama turned his back when she confronted him over the prosecution of the CIA agents who interrogated 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
She told Fox News: “I was very upfront, I said Mr President, I’ve been one of your most ardent critics, but on Sunday night I was very proud of you, I was very appreciative of what you helped make happen, and I was very proud of America.
“And then he hugged me, but then I said I have a question for you.”
She said: “As a former attorney I know you can’t tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, ‘No, I can’t.’
“But I said ‘we – that shouldn’t stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn’t be here today if they hadn’t done their jobs. Can’t you at least give them your opinion.’
“And he said ‘no I won’t,’ and he turned around and walked away.”
Fox News has posted the video of Martha MacCallum’s interview with Debra Burlingame, which is worth watching in its entirety. (Thanks to the reader who corrected my initial attribution of the interview to Megyn Kelly.)
JOHN adds: I am a little puzzled by the statement that President Obama “can’t tell the Attorney General what to do.” I am not sure what principle Ms. Burlingame was referring to. In any event, the President most certainly can fire the Attorney General. Obama should get rid of Eric Holder and replace him with an Attorney General who takes seriously the obligation of the Department of Justice to enhance, rather than undermine, national security.