Given that it would not be safe, until after inauguration, for Barack Obama to do other than suggest he will let Bush, Cheney, and Rice go free and unencumbered, it is soon, but no sooner, that we may be able to draw conclusions. If I personally were the president-elect, and planned to prosecute the head Bushists for what in the US are capital crimes, and even if they weren’t capital crimes, I would act as coyly as Barack Obama has done. But of course I would also act that way if planning to do nothing but trying not to cause an uproar. Also I would have to be careful not to tip off Pelosi and crew that I was going to publicly ‘embarrass’ them for their Bushist complicity. Indeed, I might purposely keep my investigations low-key, until one day, BAM! Here come the subpoenas and indictments.
Not too likely, however.
Also: It is lucky that people like Seymour Hersh and Scott Ritter were wrong for a change, this time about bombing Iran. But, as I have said before, I read or heard an anecdote in which George W Bush acknowledges and is laughing at Dick Cheney’s eagerness to bomb Iran, and since then have had my fingers crossed that Bush really didn’t want to bomb Iran, regardless of whether or not Cheney himself were serious. (It’s easy to have doubts about Cheney’s seriousness; John Bolton, on the other hand ...)