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Thread: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

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    What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    "Now that a bipartisan blue-ribbon panel has reached the conclusion that President George W. Bush and his top advisers bear “ultimate responsibility” for authorizing torture in violation of domestic and international law, the question becomes what should the American people and their government do."

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    "The logical answer would seem to be: prosecute Bush and his cronies (or turn them over to an international tribunal if the U.S. legal system can’t do the job). After all, everyone, including President Barack Obama and possibly even Bush himself, would agree with the principle that “no man is above the law.”

    "The report also noted that the behavior of the Bush administration deviated from the most honorable traditions of U.S. history, dating back to the Revolutionary War and General George Washington’s instructions to his troops not to respond to British cruelty in kind but to treat prisoners of war humanely.
    In contrast to those traditions, after the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration approved specific techniques of torture while formulating legal rationalizations for these violations of law. Never before, the report found, had there been “the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody.”

    Was this illegal?

    Would you be prosecuted?
    SHould Englund and Graner be pardoned?
    Should torture be legal?
    Did you know this before this thread?
    Should GWBush continue receiving his pension?

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    A general answer:

    I feel the American people should hold their Presidents legally responsible for violations of the Constitution, of treaties the US have signed and for violations of basic human right standards. I think everybody in his right mind will agree that no politician and not even the President is above the law. If we didn't believe that, we could as well get an absolutist king.

    Maybe I don't know enough about the situation in America, but my first reaction is that the Supreme Court should have been responsible doing that when these laws were first enacted. If it can't or does not, the system is obviously flawed. Not sure how this can be fixed.

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    The first time we try one of our Presidents for "mistakes" during wartime will be the last time we have one willing to go to war...

    Wait a minute, maybe I should change my vote.
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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    People need to be held accountable for their actions. The president is no different.

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The first time we try one of our Presidents for "mistakes" during wartime will be the last time we have one willing to go to war...

    Wait a minute, maybe I should change my vote.
    I think there's a wide gap between "mistake" and "intentionally lied to the American people and the whole world for several years in order to justify an unnecessary war." Also the torture of prisoners in Gitmo. I know of no definition of war criminal that includes the Middle Eastern dictators that we've been going after that excludes GWB.
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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    As long as we hold all current ,past and, future Presidents to EXACTLY the same standards, OK.

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    As long as we hold all current ,past and, future Presidents to EXACTLY the same standards, OK.
    Absolutely. If Obama is continuing the torture policies, then he's a war criminal too.
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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    I see it as a no-brainer because, if you or I had done it, like Englund and Graner, we would be in jail. Ergo, GWBush should be in jail. Liberty and justice for all. GWBush should be put if jail for not defending Englund and Graner who were simply his loyal minions doing what the CIA showed them. He did not defend his troops, even if they were scumbags. That would make GWBush a total scumbag. Obama also, because Guantanamo is ongoing on his watch. He also killed a bunch of Libyan civilians with air strikes. More prosecution. Nobody declared a war, ergo it is not a mistake of "WAR."

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    WTF is a Blue Ribbon Bi-Partisan Panel? Holy Crap.

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    Re: What to Do with G.W. Bush?

    Your "nonpartisan blue-ribbon panel" is funded by George Soros. I'll give their findings as much considerations as the 4000% margin of error Lancet study on Iraqi deaths. Which was also funded by Soros.

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