To follow up on our post yesterday, it’s true: in the future, everyone will be a war criminal for 15 minutes –or in this case, about 15 hours: Jon Stewart apologizes for calling Truman a war criminal. He’s still not too keen on Warren G. Harding, though.
On the other hand, Andy McCarthy is wise to avoid self-criminalizing himself courtesy of the current administration. The man who prosecuted the first wave of Islamofascists seeking to destroy the World Trade Center in 1993 is declining participation in an Obama roundtable on counterterrorist policy:
Given your policy of conducting ruinous criminal and ethics investigations of lawyers over the advice they offer the government, and your specific position that the wartime detention I would endorse is tantamount to a violation of law, it makes little sense for me to attend the Task Force meeting. After all, my choice would be to remain silent or risk jeopardizing myself.
Definitely read the whole thing.