Category: Politics

Look back, move forward

In his 3-05-09 post “Probe the Past to Protect the Future,” Washington DC business-advocate-re-turned investigative journalist Andrew Kreig says it’s “nonsense”for the country to look forward without addressing the “wrongs” of the recent past “nonsense”….I’m not anxious to delve back into the murky recent past. By temperament, like Obama, I would rather let it all go. But as George Santayana said, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” I don’t relish the possibility of investigations, indictments or imprisonments. But I do think it’s important to find out why things went so wrong in hopes that we never have to go through times like those–or these–again.