Rich Galen

Don't expect a big outcry about the Pelosi involvement in torture. Any more than the one-day-story about Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd having taken huge amounts of money from AIG before secretly inserting language into a bill to preserve those bonuses. Or the no-day-story about how Pelosi-pal, John Murtha, is using the Federal Treasury as the national piggy bank for worthless projects in his Pennsylvania district.

If Obama decides to launch prosecutions against Executive Branch officials, doesn't it stand to reason that Legislative Branch officials - like Pelosi - should be prosecuted as accessories to whatever crime will be alleged?

At a minimum, if Obama prosecutes, Pelosi will be called as a witness to describe what she knew, and when she knew it.

Last night came reports that Obama is going to accede to a demand by the ACLU that photos of abuse of terrorists be release. According to a piece in the LA Times by Peter Wallsten, Julian Barnes and Greg Miller, the fear is "the release could incite a backlash in the Middle East."

If the White House releases photos which "incite a backlash" leading to attacks on America or Americans, then those attacks will like squarely on the head of Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, our enemies continue to plot.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at