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  •  Why didn't he prosecute Cheney? (2+ / 0-)
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    “Leaks related to national security can put people at risk,” Obama said on May 16 in defending criminal investigations into leaks. “They can put men and women in uniform that I’ve sent into the battlefield at risk. They can put some of our intelligence officers, who are in various, dangerous situations that are easily compromised, at risk. . . . So I make no apologies, and I don’t think the American people would expect me as commander in chief not to be concerned about information that might compromise their missions or might get them killed.”

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    There are no sacred cows.

    by LaEscapee on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:20:08 PM PDT

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    •  Why didn't WHO prosecute Cheney? (5+ / 0-)
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      raptavio, emelyn, sviscusi, Ahianne, Patate

      Did you even read the diary?

      "She's terse - I can be terse. Once, in flight school, I was laconic." -Wash

      by Troubadour on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 09:35:06 PM PDT

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      •  Your admin pardner (2+ / 0-)
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        it's fine to force people to rat out there friends but it's unheard of to take documented fact and prosecute. Try and keep up

        There are no sacred cows.

        by LaEscapee on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:06:43 PM PDT

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      •  It was Obama who said "Looking forward, (1+ / 0-)
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        not back."

        HE set the policy.

        Funny, these are the same people who argued that his appointments didn't matter because HE would be determining policy and making the decisions. Now they are arguing that the appointees are setting policy and making the decisions, therefore Obama can't be held accountable. 180 degrees of denial.

        Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

        by Words In Action on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 05:25:25 AM PDT

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        •  i.e., (0+ / 0-)

          WRONG on both counts. The appointments did matter and Obama IS responsible.

          Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

          by Words In Action on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 05:26:07 AM PDT

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          •  To varying degrees. The DOJ is one institution (3+ / 0-)
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            where the legitimate authority of the Presidency is limited, so the responsibility of the President lies in the fact that he appointed Eric Holder and has not requested his resignation seeing the priorities his Attorney General has set.  

            But again, I would reiterate my point in the update to the diary: You're not going to get someone else confirmed by the Senate if there was any suspicion they would try to pursue the prosecutions we're talking about or fail to pursue those being criticized.

            Yeah, see, the thing about that is....(runs away)

            by Troubadour on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 06:08:26 AM PDT

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