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Congressional Democrats could use the threat of impeachment as a lever against President Bush in the battle over the handling of the Iraq war, Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., said Sunday.
Originally posted by FredT
How did that impeachment work out for the GOP when they tried to get Clinton?
Originally posted by grover
We do not want it to become a tit for tat kind of thing and if the Democrats tried to at this late stage that is exactly what it would look like.
What I am favor of at this late date is a through (and I do mean through) series of investigations into the behavior of this administration with the intent of passing the resulting information on to a grand jury, once they leave office for criminal prosecution, and then subsequently trying them for any crimes that might be uncovered.
‘‘§ 948d. Jurisdiction of military commissions
‘‘(a) JURISDICTION.—A military commission under this chapter
shall have jurisdiction to try any offense made punishable by this
chapter or the law of war when committed by an alien unlawful
enemy combatant before, on, or after September 11, 2001.
‘‘(b) LAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS.—Military commissions under
this chapter shall not have jurisdiction over lawful enemy combatants.
Lawful enemy combatants who violate the law of war are
subject to chapter 47 of this title. Courts-martial established under
that chapter shall have jurisdiction to try a lawful enemy combatant
for any offense made punishable under this chapter.
‘‘(c) DETERMINATION OF UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT STATUS
DISPOSITIVE.—A finding, whether before, on, or after the date of
the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, by a
Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal
established under the authority of the President or the Secretary
of Defense that a person is an unlawful enemy combatant is dispositive
for purposes of jurisdiction for trial by military commission
under this chapter.
‘‘(d) PUNISHMENTS.—A military commission under this chapter
may, under such limitations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe,
adjudge any punishment not forbidden by this chapter,
including the penalty of death when authorized under this chapter
or the law of war.
source - pg 4
From what I understand, and I'm sure there are people much more knowledgable than I am on this topic, but didn't Bush pass some legislation saying that neither he, nor his people, could be prosecuted for anything they did during his tenure?