Quote of the day

Posted by: ST on April 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

On President Obama’s openness to prosecuting Bush administration officials for approving so-called “torture techniques”:

“Obama is saying there’s an open question as to whether Justice Department lawyers can be prosecuted for providing legal opinions. It’s time to resurrect that old meme about ‘criminalizing politics’.” – Campaign Spot reader

On that note, does this mean Obama would be open to prosecuting key Congressional Democrats who knew of the US practice of waterboarding back in 2002 … and didn’t object?

Inquiring minds want to know …

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5 Responses to “Quote of the day”


  1. Carlos says:

    More to the point, is he willing to risk his own prosecution and the mass prosecution of his sycophant minions for treason if he is rightfully tossed out on his sorry butt in the next presidential election?

    Oh, I forgot. The incredible depth of the liberals’ knowledge of everything makes the justification for any action more meaningful than any real results, because they really have compassion.

    And then there’s this: the smartest people in the world realize how little they really know.

  2. Brontefan says:

    What about ex post facto?
    If this becomes the case–are we going to have witch hunts in Washington? I know many politicians who will be having sleepless nights!

  3. Lorica says:

    Does this mean that we can prosecute Dodd and Frank, and Obama for their part in the FM scandal??? Seems fair to me. – Lorica

  4. Kate says:

    FAT CHANCE of that Lorica! Those guys are up to their eyeballs in compromises and backroom deal on both sides of the aisle.

    At this point I think an appropriately coordinated AlQueda attack–say at the next State of the Union address in the Capitol might actually be the best thing that could happen to the citizens of this country as our “leaders” have become arrogantly unattached to any of the problems they have created. (for everyone who might have trouble identifying sarcasm, please note I am being sarcastic!) Of course, I think I have been watching 24 for too long now!

  5. Carlos says:

    Brontefan, ex post facto means absolutely nothing to idiot libs, as do history and historical context mean nothing.

    Ex post facto is simply a term reactionaries use to prevent justice (as defined by the anointed) from occurring. The only time ex post facto, history and historical context mean anything is when they can be used to buttress a flimsy or nonexistent argument.

    Just watch. When he’s no longer in office and people like us are screaming for his head his defenders will march every excuse out, including ex post facto, to let us know it was not illegal what he did, no matter what “it” was, because “it” was legal at the time.

    As opposed to, “They should have known better.”