All of that said, I feel the need to excerp from some of the comments following this story:
- "By refusing to pursue political criminality of the previous administration, the next president will ensure that future versions of the same bunch of criminals will flourish and do it all over again next time. Ford's pardon of Nixon gave us Iran/Contra. Clinton's refusal to prosecute Iran/Contra gave us Bush II, 9/11 and two wars for fun and profit. Refusing to prosecute BushCo will give us the next, even more radical Republican dictatorship."
- "Why would Democrats want to prosecute anybody for this stuff? Then they wouldn't be able to do it themselves. It's pretty rare for politicians to give up power once it's been acquired"
- "The problem with the argument that pursuing the crimes would eat up a term or pursuing impeachment would be bad or the country is that those arguments can be made regardless of circumstances and the mean, essentially, that a criminal White House should never be prosecuted, which is rather encouraging to criminal White Houses. Reagan should have been impeached over his Middle East crimes. Had he been impeached for it, there is a chance we wouldn't see the same players from the Reagan administration now making even bigger blunders and committing worse crimes in the Middle East. Why bother with laws if you don't enforce them?"
- GO. READ