January 23, 2009
By Allen L Roland
Yesterday, Barack Obama today revoked President George W. Bush’s Executive Order which makes presidential records secret for up to 12 years after leaving office!
That would be the logical first step for his Administration to take if they are considering going after Bush for criminal prosecution over crimes against the nation ~such as deliberately lying to take us to war in Iraq under false pretenses. Obama is committed to the truth but he will do this by not playing to his progressive base but by letting the events reveal themselves within the context of his pledge for government truth and transparency.
This is the land of free speech. The right of expression is limited only at the extremes of communication (your right to swing your fist ends where another’s nose begins).
As a member of the mass media and an organization that promotes reading, The Dispatch would never suggest anything close to censorship or book-banning. That said, attention is called to a new book, 9-11, The Big Lie , by French left-wing author Thierry Meyssan, who plans to promote his piece de resistance in the United States, starting with New York City, the heroic icon of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Meyssan suggests that the attacks were the doings of the U.S. military and that the Pentagon was struck by an American military missile, not a hijacked airliner. All this as part of a military plot that involved waging war in Afghanistan. Even for a Gaul, that’s a lot of gall.