I was reading about the whole torture issue. I get the feeling that Obama is very sneaky in his political tactics and I’m impressed. He states that he isn’t interested in prosecuting those involved. And then he releases memos that sets the whole media circus going. Thus, he is able to stand back without getting dirty.
He had to know what would happen when he released the memos. And it certainly makes for good entertainment to divert the public attention away from the economic issue. This is what is best labelled as scapegoating. The public is frustrated about the predicament of the US, and Obama subtly redirects our collective animosity back onto the Bush administration.
Obama is a political mastermind.