Monday, January 12, 2009

Something on which Obama and conservatives can agree

From Bill Kristol's column today in the NY Times, on Guantanamo, releasing terrorist prisoners, etc:

"Obama did note that he differs with Cheney on “some things that we know happened,” including waterboarding. And he did reiterate his pledge to close Guantánamo. But he warned that it was “more difficult than I think a lot of people realize,” explaining that while he was committed to the rule of law, he wasn’t interested “in releasing people who are intent on blowing us up.”

On that final point, Mr. President-elect, we agree.
Read the whole thing--in general, Kristol is saying, there's plenty of evidence that Barack Obama in foreign policy will not be making a huge break with the Bush administration. Wonder how Obama's hard-left supporters will like that.