Barack Obama, notwithstanding his earlier decision to release the “torture memos,” had a pretty good week when it comes to national security. Knowing he will be blamed if we have another terrorist attack, the president decided to continue the military tribunal system for terrorists, and he also decided to oppose-at least for now-the release of the interrogation photos. These decisions went back on earlier positions and dismayed his friends on the far left (which is unavoidable when you govern responsibly) but are in the best interests of the country.
Now if only he would do the same thing on the domestic front. If you want to read a chilling prediction of the European-style statism we are headed for, check out Mark Steyn’s “Live Free or Die” in the April Imprimis (http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis.asp).