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    bobdevo, JG in MD

    a two tiered system of justice

    Under all circumstances, arguing that high political officials should be immunized from prosecution when they commit felonies such as illegal eavesdropping and torture would be both destructive and wrong [not to mention, in the case of the latter crimes, a clear violation of a treaty which the U.S. (under Ronald Reagan) signed and thereafter ratified].  

    But what makes it so much worse, so much more corrupted, is the fact that this "ignore-the-past-and-forget-retribution" rationale is invoked by our media elites only for a tiny, special class of people -- our political leaders -- while the exact opposite rationale ("ignore their lame excuses, lock them up and throw away the key") is applied to everyone else.  That, by definition, is what a "two-tiered system of justice" means and that, more than anything else, is what characterizes (and sustains) deeply corrupt political systems.

    Greenwald

    High level political officials immunized and a homeless man who stole $100 is sentenced to 15 years. Details at the link above.

    There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Sun Tzu - The Art of War

    by truong son traveler on Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 08:32:33 PM PDT

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