By Patrick Appel
...it's encouraging to me that the Obama team is at least trying to find someone who is free of taint from the Bush administration. Ultimately, though, I think the person Obama selects to head up the Justice Department (Eric Holder) and the Office of Legal Counsel (not yet announced) will be much more important in steering the country away from the policies of the last eight years. The intelligence agencies will always want to do as much as they are legally permitted to do. The key is having someone at the OLC who respects the law and the Constitution and is willing to draw the lines where they should be.