Rep. Jerrold Nadler,(NY) member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, the committee whose Constitutional duty it is to bring impeachment charges against criminal presidents, says it as baldly and plainly as it can be said:
The Bush Administration has committed War Crimes.The only thing stopping him from being impeached is politics.
War Crimes. The ultimate crimes. THE definitional worst thing you can do as a human being.
I ask you now to stop for a second, take a deep breath and really think about that.
Party politics and base political expediency is halting the trial of a War Criminal.
Not in some third world banana republic. Here. In America. Not because we can’t find him, or because their is not enough evidence…but because it is not politically advantageous.
The Democratic Party Leadership (Hoyer and Pelosi) is refusing to prosecute a War Criminal…..because of mere politics. The rule of a single man is being allowed to supplant the Rule of Law …because of politics. A War Criminal is not just walking free in plain sight, he is the President of the Land of the free and the Home of the brave. Because of politics….
….when did politics become more important than the law?
By what right do sworn Constitutional officers get to make the decision not to prosecute a War Criminal…ONLY because it is to their advantage?
We are through the looking glass.
Nadler says that when Obama is elected, he HOPES there will be prosecutions. I suppose that depends on if it is politically comfortable to prosecute War Criminals then.
Just for perspective …..what if a group of politicians made these statements about some ordinary citizen…
We know he is a murderer, but it is not to our political advantage to prosecute him.
We know he is a rapist, but it is not to our political advantage to prosecute him.
We know he is a thief, but it is not to our political advantage to prosecute him.
That is what the Democratic leadership is saying…to the country and to the world.
We know our president is a War Criminal, but it is not to our political advantage to prosecute him.
So we won’t.
But MAYBE we will prosecute him…later…if it IS to our political advantage. Maybe.
If you are so inclined, you can e-mail the House Judiciary Committee your feelings on this political matter.