Now we know why Paul Krugman won the Pulitzer in “economics.”
It’s for his extensive work covering the 43rd president.
His award makes about as much sense as Al Gore’s “peace” prize.
…And we all can see how well Gore’s theory is working out.
Today, the leading “economist” fantasized about putting Bush on trial for “torturing” terrorists… This is a top priority on every economist’s mind right about now:
Last Sunday President-elect Barack Obama was asked whether he would seek an investigation of possible crimes by the Bush administration. “I don’t believe that anybody is above the law,” he responded, but “we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.”
I’m sorry, but if we don’t have an inquest into what happened during the Bush years — and nearly everyone has taken Mr. Obama’s remarks to mean that we won’t — this means that those who hold power are indeed above the law because they don’t face any consequences if they abuse their power.
The “crimes” Krugman is talking about consist of boards and water and the gag reflex. These interrogation methods were used on 5 terrorists, took 35 seconds, and saved thousands of American lives.
Tom Maguire wrote more about the lifesaving techniques in question:
(Michael) Hayden noted that the agency had stopped the use of waterboarding more than five years ago, but he argued that the CIA should not be bound by the same restrictive interrogation rules as the U.S. Army.
Responding to critics who contend that harsh interrogation methods produce faulty intelligence, Hayden said that interrogations of key Al Qaeda figures accounted for the bulk of the United States’ understanding of the terrorist network and led to a series of successful operations around the globe.
“Do not allow others to say it didn’t work,” Hayden said. “It worked.”
The “economist” Krugman wants Bush put on trial for this.
He must be working on another Pulitzer.