Monday, December 01, 2008


Not while Bush can pardon everybody including himself.

We just need to wait for Seymour Hersh to start talking to all the eager Bush administration flunkies who are waiting for January 20th to spew. Let all of the information become public. The astonishment and anger will build. Demands will be made to punish those who demanded torture be used, that the Constitution be shredded, that treaties be ignored. As more and more people rat out the Bush cabal, investigations will have to be held. Indictments will have to be given, jail time insisted upon.

If we can't do it ourselves, other countries will try to arrest these war criminals. Bush and Cheney will not be able to travel without fear of arrest. Even though they will probably escape prosecution, they will experience scorn and shaming from their countrymen and colleagues.

Impeachment won't happen. But justice can.


Steve Bates said...

"Not while Bush can pardon everybody including himself."

That is the majority view, but there is some dispute. See this result. The matter has never been tested.

What isn't disputed is that a president cannot pardon him- or herself, or apparently anyone else, "in Cases of Impeachment". (Art. II Sec. 2 of the Constitution.) That's why even at this late date an impeachment would be highly significant. (I agree that it will not happen.)

ellroon said...

Thanks for the explanation. I was reacting to what Turley said on the Rachel Maddow show about pardons.

I would hate to have them just walk out without a backward glance on the wreckage they leave behind. Bastards.