April 21, 2009

FLASH: Obama doesn't rule out prosecuting Bush officials



And we know where all roads lead....


President Obama on Tuesday left open the possibility of criminal prosecution for Bush administration officials who drew up the legal basis for interrogation techniques that many view as torture. Obama said it will be up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether to prosecute the former officials.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the posterS of the Wild West Days...

WANTED

DEAD OR ALIVE....

JaneZ said...

Wow, bombing the Iranians into bone meal gets a whopping 30 comments in 5 minutes, but put the mug up of the Dr. Evil S.O.B. most responsible for every problem we have today in America, and it warrants nary a single comment.

There is a message in this somewhere.

Anonymous said...

So, that explains why 'dick' came out of his private bunker to make-the-rounds of the talk-show circuit.

A little pre-emptive PR campaign to 'splain his 'patriotic duty' to allow torture?

scott said...

I'm glad we had leaders that fought for America. That's right; FIGHT for America. Bush and Cheney stood their ground and have my gratitude. I think torture's a great tool employed againts the right people.

born to lose said...

Science will cure PMS ten years before this happens.

Anonymous said...

scott said...

Bravo brother

Lost Cause said...

So the entire case against al queda for 9/11 was all based on information obtained through torture. What a coincidence.

Verbosity Dogood said...

" . . . drew up the legal basis for interrogation techniques that many view as torture."

That many view as torture?

It is or it isn't. Torture, that is. Looks like they're creating a pretense where the 'torture' rules and definition will change and morph according to the MSM-Obama (Cheese) whims of the moment.

How predictable.

Anonymous said...

"...torture's a great tool employed againts the right people..."Agreed. Let's put Paulson, Geithner, Bernanke, et al under a firehose, take a ciggy break for 5-10 minutes...

and see how that simulation worked out.

Mike Oxlong said...

Verbosity Dogood:
"That many view as torture?

It is or it isn't. Torture, that is."

What was considered torture in the 1800s? How about cruel and unusual punishment? How about abuse?

Are they things that "are or aren't", like torture? Or do definitions and standards change over time? I think with a little careful thought you can see how this prosecution deal will work out. And you might learn to be careful with black and white statements that paint you as a naive fool.

Democraatus said...

I'm glad we had leaders that fought for America. That's right; FIGHT for America. Bush and Cheney stood their groundCheney had better activated the air defense system in the Pentagon and started evacuation timely.

And Bush... ah well..

JAWS said...

Just to see the words in print - Obama administration investigating the Bush administration - no matter how twisted the words are written - it's out there now.

It has to start somewhere.

Baker Botts said...

"And we know where all roads lead...."

Houston, Texas

Virtue Rewarded said...

This smacks of McCarthyism to me. Isn't there a statute of limitations? Can the rules be changed after the race has been run?

Why don't they do something useful like go after every 3rd world despot with Nukes. Better yet, charge the Al queda scum who behead Westerners with rusty knives? I think those things clearly meet the standards of torture at any time in history.