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  •  To any of you who DON'T want to see prosecutions (7+ / 0-)

    ... of Bush and his buddies, just one thing:

    You had better never again call for the arrest, trial, conviction, and imprisonment of any "street criminal" in this country, no matter their crimes! Because if you do, you are a hypocrite of the highest order.

    "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

    by ratmach on Thu Nov 27, 2008 at 11:26:14 PM PST

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    •  I don't want to see prosecutions (0+ / 0-)

      Mainly because I am just happy to see bush go by the wayside... Just let this mans polycies and rhetoric die with his term and move on.  America doesn't need another problem or scandal or anything like it.  If we start impeaching Presidents for bad political descions then every Dousche that has held the office should go down in flames.  Hell I was against impeaching Clinton and I am a conservative!!  The republican party failed everyone; not just the left.

      •  Since when are war crimes (and you DO know the (5+ / 0-)

        list) mere "bad political decisions"????  1984 speak.

        •  I just (0+ / 0-)

          Think we should move on from a poor administration... and i do disagree with the "war crimes" argument.  War is a crime in itself but no-one pursued the extinction of a race in iraq and compairing american soldiers and leaders with nazi germany or the genocides in Africa is absolutely appauling and totally disrespectful to those people and races who have experienced those attrocites.

          The only good governing comes from balance of power!!

          by NavyConservative on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 07:50:34 AM PST

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          •  Starting a pre-emptive war ... (8+ / 0-)

            ... is a war crime under international law, including treaties our nation has signed and ratified.

            Violating the Geneva Conventions is a war crime, even if you get a lawyer to write memos saying it isn't.

            Deliberately destroying the infrastructure of a sovereign nation, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands from disease and starvation, without having declared war first (as we did in Iraq during the years before 2003), is a war crime.

            Yes, sometimes the troops we think are the Good Guys do commit war crimes, as do the leaders who order their actions.

            Won't it be nice to have a SMART President?

            by ibonewits on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 08:39:38 AM PST

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          •  War crimes and genocide are NOT necesarilly .... (2+ / 0-)
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            ... the same thing. While Bush and his buddies haven't attempted genocide (as far as we know), they most certainly HAVE committed war crimes. I don't know how anyone could deny that!

            "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

            by ratmach on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 11:36:23 AM PST

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      •  You gotta be kidding me (2+ / 0-)
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        It's good that you were against impeaching Clinton... ANY reasonable person could see that Clinton's "crimes" were totally laughable. But Bush, on the other hand... You don't seriously consider what HE has done are just "bad political decisions" do you? Really? War crimes, mass murder, treason, shredding the Constitution, etc, etc... just bad decisions?!

        "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

        by ratmach on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 11:34:14 AM PST

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