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  •  You might ask why and I'd say... (9+ / 0-)

    If crimes are being committed there's a better chance someone will be held accountable and sent to trial with a special prosecutor than with a review group.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 05:59:48 PM PDT

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    •  that's why it won't happen (2+ / 0-)
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      cdreid, Just Bob

      Extending arms inspections in Iraq
      The Public option on health care reform
      The emperor's new clothes

      We've seen this movie over and over.
      when the right thing is in plain sight, and nobody admits to seeing it, there is a reason.

      Both bush 2 and Obama admins have been flagrantly flouting the 4th amendment with at least some complicity from congress for several years. That is a BFD. So what's a self preserver to do?
      simple; it's only a crime if somebody levels charges. Only congress and the administration can do that (like the bankster nonprosecutions), and congress and the administration are both culpable.
      Game over.

      Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013

      by kamarvt on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 04:42:01 AM PDT

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      •  Granted, but there's more. (2+ / 0-)
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        Dallasdoc, kamarvt

        It's never simple.

        "The nation must to a degree take it on faith that we too are honorable men devoted to her service." ~ Richard Helms

        "If it's secret, it's legal." ~ Richard M. Nixon

        It seems to me that anytime our intelligence agencies have acted in support of corporations it has turned into a fiasco and done more harm than good; Cuba, Guatemala, Iran, Chile, etc.

        Since we now have outsourced such efforts the IC acts in support of corporations, themselves, in an entirely corrupt and self serving manner.

        Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

        by Just Bob on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 05:45:00 AM PDT

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