reply to post by Frankidealist35
My honest belief is that he has been threatened. I think he had every intention of holding the old administration accountable before he gained power,
and he quickly realised that this would put him and his family in jeopardy.
Remember that "ill-advised" flyover of NY by a Presidential plane, supposedly for a photo op?
Well, didn't that happen just after he released CIA documents, and just after Cheney criticised him for doing it?
So then you have the Presidential plane flying low over NY, without warning. And then they claim that they "cannot release the photo's" taken
during the flight?
That was a warning to Obama that the old administration (or the CIA itself) can do whatever they like if he pursues them in any way. They can even
gain control of a Presidential plane.
Right after that, Obama makes a very hurried but very publicly advertised trip to the CIA to thank them.
That was Obama saying "message received".
I do not believe for one second that this President or his staff could make such a bad decision as to fly a jet through NY airspace like that, without
warning and without considering the fear that it would cause. It just doesn't make sense.
His entire campaign was one of the most well planned and well managed in the history of your country, full of young, dynamic and modern people. Such a
poor decision is just so mind boggling it cannot possibly be a mistake or a poorly planned event.
There was simply no need for it, it didn't make economic, practical, or political sense.
So, that's my theory. One group or another have directly threatened Obama and he's been forced to back off. Of course, a decent president would
still pursue it, and in the mean time he'd blow the entire secret wide open. Unfortunately, I don't think Obama is the type of man to do that,
he'll follow orders and continue the chaos for the next four years.