Originally published August 31, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed a special prosecutor to track down and prosecute CIA operatives and employees who used "enhanced interrogation techniques" to extract life-saving information from terror suspects. These techniques included waterboarding, spoken threats, and forcing prisoners to listen repeatedly to Barney's "I Love You" song.
Holder's investigation is expected to demoralize the CIA, cripple America's intelligence-gathering abilities, and empower terrorists. Even worse, a certain dinosaur is going to "pout like it's a rainy-wainy day."
Update May 7, 2011
There's no mystery about why this cartoon was pulled from the vault (even if there's some mystery about why my artwork for Eric Holder looks more like Tony Orlando). The cruel "torture" of pouring water up terrorists' snoots is now known to have given us the critical information that we needed to track down and exterminate Osama bin Laden.
Which you would think everyone would agree is a good thing. But Eric Holder is still conducting investigations in hopes of bringing criminal charges against the CIA operatives who used legally-approved "enhanced interrogation techniques."
But surely Barack "Oh yeah, I shot bin Laden" Obama will now put the brakes on Holder's persecution of these heroes, right? Right...?
Apparently not. While doing a football-spiking "meet and greet" with 9/11 families in New York, Barack Obama was asked by Deborah Burlingame, the sister of the pilot whose jet was crashed into the Pentagon, if he would speak to Holder to at least express the opinion that the CIA agents should no longer be pursued like criminals. Obama's answer? "No, I won't"...at which point he turned from Ms. Burlingame and walked away.
The fact that Obama and Holder are still so clearly against the people who brought Osama bin Laden to justice does nothing to erase the growing rumors that the operation was essentially carried out against Barack Obama's will.
Or that even a certain purple dinosaur would consider this president to be an insufferable wimp.