Bill Kristol is asking an important question. Kristol wants to know if Obama has a spine. Obama said that "nobody is above the law', but if that were true, than why is Obama trying to hide Bush and Cheney's act of torture in a commission?
Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty?
Obama has no more of a spine than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have one, and the truth is that Obama barely won the election, as Obama was in the act of full scale begging from McCain not to be to rough on him before Bush came out and announced that the US banks were insolvent, thus giving Obama a boost at the end of an election cycle. It is the ONLY reason Obama is President now. Obama is a coward by every stand in today's liberal coward book. Liberty doesn't beat in his veins, only fear and self serving political survival tricks. The Democrats have no warhorses like they did long ago, merely fear and double talk much like George W. Bush himself used, only Bush used lies unapologetically to commit crimes, Obama lies out of fear of the criminal right. Fear is not now, nor ever has it been a remedy for past criminal behavior. Thus it is business as usual in Washington today. Nothing has changed and nothing will change.