Phil Mudd, Obama's DHS pick, has decided not to be considered for the job.
Mudd, according to an Associated Press source, had connections to the Bush administration's torture program as deputy director of the Office of Terrorism Analysis at the CIA.
Obama says we don't torture, but then nominates a guy who had connections to Bush's torture program. I am glad Mudd dropped out, but I also have to admit that he dropped out in a very classy way. Does not say much about Obama's campaign promises, though, does it?
Interesting note that Obama's name is really Mudd now. It was a man named Mudd that this phrase is based on. And now, another man named Mudd continues the tradition.
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