Monday, 28 July 2008

Bush's Mass Pardons Predicted

Bush will pardon himself, Vice President Cheney, and a long list of officials involved in torture, eavesdropping, destruction of evidence, the CIA leak case, and a range of other potential crimes.

As George Bush signs the pardons and boards the helicopter to depart Washington as his presidency finally ends, even then he and those pardoned will worry about the statute of limitations.

There is an important point to this, often not recognized in official Washington during the Bush years: When the unthinkable became a way of life, acts were committed that defied constitutional and legal principles in ways never done by an American president.

Torture alone violates international law, domestic law, criminal statutes, and American principles that date back to George Washington.

Unless there is some sort of national "disaster" that "forces" the Bush regime to retain the Presidency beyond the two term limit, there is no doubt that legal action will be taken against these people - hence the likelihood of mass pardons.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2008.]

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