Ricks Calls for Truth and Reconciliation Commission


Tom Ricks says we need a truth and reconciliation commission to look into Bush-era misdeeds. I’m not 100 percent sold on the idea that that’s the right model, since the situations are pretty different. But the larger point holds—we need a real mechanism to find out (a) what happened, and (b) to put some accountability in place, even if that’s only symbolic accountability. We’ve been acting like a rogue superpower for the past eight years, and sweeping that all under the rug just because it fits Barack Obama’s political style doesn’t undue that image.