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  •  I read this. Thanks. (0+ / 0-)

    As I said above, you're very likely right as a practical matter. But things can change. The king of France lost his head. Gaddafi was pulled like a rat from a sewer drain.  I'm not so sure that GWB won't make some dumbass mistake that ends up with him in chains in an unexpected country.

    "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." -- last words of Steve Jobs.

    by Timaeus on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:56:34 PM PDT

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    •  Timaeus - left to his own devices he might (0+ / 0-)

      but he has Secret Service protection for the rest of his life and they would never let him be in such a vulnerable position. Whenever he travels, and particularly if he travels outside the US, the Secret Service makes sure that they have the full cooperation of the the law enforcement agencies in the country he will visit. There is a lot of preparation and protocol that precedes any visit by a former POTUS to a foreign country. There will be no surprises for GWB.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:04:20 PM PDT

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      •  no, the SS is limited to 10 years (3+ / 0-)
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        From the Secret Service Site:

        How long do former presidents receive Secret Service protection after they leave office?

        In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and his/her spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legislation (Public Law 103-329) that limits Secret Service protection for former presidents to 10 years after leaving office. Under this new law, individuals who are in office before January 1, 1997, will continue to receive Secret Service protection for their lifetime. Individuals elected to office after that time will receive protection for 10 years after leaving office. Therefore, President Clinton will be the last president to receive lifetime protection.

        Republicans ARE cooties!

        by labwitchy on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:23:10 PM PDT

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        •  labwichy - thanks for the update (2+ / 0-)
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          My guess is that W will hire a few of the retired Secret Service people from his detail to manage his security after his ten years are up. I had thought that W was the last life time beneficiary. Thanks for the facts.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:34:06 PM PDT

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    •  i heard canada wasn't very (1+ / 0-)
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      happy with bushbaby last week.  they were exploring a way to prosecute him through the hague.  not going to happen, i know, but, still, there are countries out there that aren't real happy knowing he's still running around loose like some demented yell leader.

      Republicans ARE cooties!

      by labwitchy on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:26:25 PM PDT

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    •  The U.S. may still have enough power today (0+ / 0-)

      to prevent this from happening.  But our power is in rapid decline.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 09:13:53 AM PDT

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