Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How to Prosecute Bush When He Already Pardoned Himself

Bush's legacy is one of the severe eff ups. He violated the constitution and sidestepped international agreements. Boston Globe reporter, Charles Savage, documented that Bush had systematically disregarded more than 750 laws enacted by Congress since he took office.

For all the war crimes around torture Bush made sure he and his cronies get off scot-free. Filled with confusing legal-speak and buried deep inside the Military Commissions Act of 2006 legislation is a provision that pardoned Bush and all the members of his administration of any possible crimes connected with the torture and mistreatment of detainees dated all the way back to September 11, 2001.

Buzz is that Bush will try to pardon himself of any future war crimes convictions. But, law has it that a president cannot pardon himself or Nixon would not have needed Ford. However, Bush can pardon Cheney, then resign and have President Cheney pardon him back. I don't want to wait 30 years for all the secret papers to come out about the horrible crimes Bush and his cronies committed against the people. How is he able to walk around and call himself president still? I just don't get it?


Ari said...

Hi Professor,

I was wondering if you've seen the movie Gran Tarino. What's your input on it?


kieulinh said...

Hi, Ari, I'm very tempted to catch that flick because how often do we see yellow people on the big screen, but have put it off because:
1. I thought Million Dollar Baby (also by Eastwood) sucked eggs.
2. I don't want to watch yet another story of how the white man saved the minorities. Wasn't Dances with Wolves bad enough?

Am I wrong to boycott? What did you think of the film?