Klaus’s anti-communist lustre

I wonder what Matt Welch means when he accuses Czech President Vaclav Klaus of “resisting most efforts to come to public (let alone legal) terms with the Communist crimes of the past.” Klaus is a strong longtime supporter of the Czech policy known as “lustration,” which, “forbids [communist secret police] StB agents and their informers, as well as senior Communist Party officials, members of paramilitary units and intelligence agents, from holding high government posts.”

That may not be the most democratic policy, and could well be over the top, but branding the Communist regime’s most powerful institutions as criminal organizations hardly strikes me as commie-coddling.