Obama Flips To the Right

They say that a stopped clock is right twice a day.  By the same token, a flip flopper should occasionally flip, or flop, in the right direction.

As Obama continues to triangulate with himself, there are occasional instances in which he gets something right.

Two of them this week.

1. This week the administration announced that the government was going to back financing for two nuclear power plants.  http://www.breitbart.com/artic…  I’m not keen on the government financing part but nuclear power needs to be a larger part of our energy mix.  Nuclear is not just for countries like China, India, Finland, and the UAE.  We need it here in the USA too.  

From the article:

Obama “has long believed that nuclear power should be part of our energy mix,” a senior administration told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Long backed nuclear power?  Here is a clip from December 2007 where he says that he is “not a nuclear energy proponent”.  http://www.realclearpolitics.c…

No wonder the official spoke on conditions of anonymity.  I hope for the sake of the utility building the plants that they cash the check from Uncle Sam fast, real fast.

2. This week it was announced that the Taliban’s second in command was captured in Pakistan.  So were enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) used to gain information from this individual?  EITs are not uncommon in Pakistan, where he’s in custody.

Barader was seized in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and US intelligence forces, according to US government officials quoted in the New York Times. Mullah Barader has been in Pakistani custody for several days, with US and Pakistani intelligence officials both taking part in interrogations, according to the officials. Though Barack Obama has banned US agencies from using forms of torture such as waterboarding, Pakistani questioning techniques are frequently brutal.

So maybe he was, maybe he wasn’t.  But you’d think that if EITs were not utilized, the administration would be crowing about their moral superiority.  Instead, Robert Gibbs refused to answer a straightforward question on the topic.  http://www.realclearpolitics.c…  I’m taking this as a statement from the administration that EITs are OK so long as Pakistan is using them.  

So there you have it.  Even Obama gets it right … sometimes.

 

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