July 4, 2007

Sad 4th of July

It's a sad "independence" day when the President displays gross conflict of interest by commuting the sentence of a political operative who committed a treasonous act on his behalf. Keith Olbermann is correct to say that Bush's commutation of Libby's prison sentence is as shocking to the Nation as Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre. We're living a constitutional crisis.

Keith Olbermann Skewers President Bush

I read, in a coment on Mahablog, that Frank Zappa once said,

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

My response to that is,

The laws are not randomly enforced. The enforcement, and Constitution for that matter, is tilted toward the US aristocracy that took control from the British aristocracy. It's not random. It's very intentional.

The impeachment process has started. The people are doing their part, and Congress is investigating.

More important will be the question of criminal prosecution of George W. Bush for numerous counts, including Crimes Against Peace

To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.

- Chief American prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson, Nuremberg.

Short of that, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, said on June 12, 2007 that there is no question that the warrantless wiretaping engaged in by the Bush Administration is a felony offense and that the President and Attorney General engaged in a criminal conspiracy worse than Watergate. (Source: David Swanson). Nadler calls for Bush's prosecution.


Simmons said...

Bush deserves to be impeached (because of wiretapping, Guantanamo and signing statements), but that doesn't mean he should be impeached. When Clinton was impeached, very few bills were passed. It's not what the country needs, especially now.

Anonymous said...

"Treasonous act". I'm still trying to figure out. Which act was treasonous. I hope you don't mean leaking the name of a CIA operative. 1. She wasn't covert. 2 Richard Armitage.