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  •  France just convicted former President Chirac (5+ / 0-)

    of crimes.  Still no talk of prosecuting the people in the Bush administration.  The Statute of Limitations probably protects them now for most of their crimes, but the responsibility for allowing that statute to run out rests with the current administration.

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

    by lysias on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 12:00:06 PM PST

    •  Tsk Tsk (2+ / 0-)
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      musicalhair, Johnny Q

      "What are you talking about, comrade! Why
      open old wounds?"

      "We're moving forward, not backwards"

      Yes, we are moving forward with the same powers in tact.

      Shameful

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 12:12:14 PM PST

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    •  Obama's team doesn't want prosecutions of either (1+ / 0-)
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      former administration officials for war crimes or the biggest banks for criminal corruption and collusion with federal and state agencies to commit thefts and other serious crimes.  They have moved to quash or interdict efforts to prosecute, even as far as objecting secretly to Spain and others.  See Wikileaks and Manning's reveals.

      The first group as an inoculation for himself when he leaves office (the next President would give him the same courtesy)

      The second group because the same people who committed the worst economic depredations, crimes are also his key donors, funders and backers.  As a class.

               Only one counterexample:   just yesterday,

      Fannie and Freddy Mac have six senior officials being indicted.  It will be interesting to see if this is an anomaly or the beginning of an institution (career DOJ) actually moving  to hold some accountable.  Success with some of these might be applied in the private sector.

               "Might" is a qualified cautious statement because it is not necessarily be a guide for the future legal actions, might rather be a media event, a distracting example to stop right there at the 6 tokens.  Might be a clever "vaccination" to spoil the efforts for the much larger and significant group of criminal defendants  at the pinnacle of financial crimes.

      If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever.... Yes we can! Lexington Kentucky 77 days we are going strong!

      by BeeDeeS on Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 09:25:30 AM PST

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