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Originally posted by Res Ipsa
Give the guy a chance you partisan Republican Bush lovers....and get real you liberal crazy lets lock up the Bush Administration yesterday....and get real you people that think we can go back 200 years and give back all the power to the States and believe we don't need a federal government.
Be rational and patient and be damn proud that we have a President that respects....understands....and loves this Country more than some of you apparently do. God Bless America!
Originally posted by FlyersFan
BTW - the title of this is completely wrong. No where did Obama say to bush - 'I can release your records. Don't like it? Sue!'
Edited to add - I mean the article title - not the ATS title.
[edit on 1/22/2009 by FlyersFan]
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
Hmm, so when is Obama going to release his own records?
sounds all like the typical clintonesque smokescreen
Originally posted by jam321
If Obama goes after Bush, he is in for a war with the Republicans in Congress. They will scrutinized his every move and will try to impeach him for the smallest of things. Politics will be at an all time low. I got a feeling a lot of this is just wishful thinking.
Originally posted by Melissa101
I am afraid Obama may be opening Pandora's Box. I respect his intentions but if all of the past presidents records were open to the public, lord have mercy. Our nation would go into a complete convulsion if the average Joe was privy to the goings on in Washington. There are two many top secret issues that in my opinion we probably do not want to know about even if we think we do.
[Obama]'s basically saying if there's a dispute, and a former president thinks something should be covered by executive privilege and Obama doesn't agree, then Obama would direct the Archivist to release it [despite the former president's claim of privilege]. The only option a former President would have at that point would be to go to court and sue. [Obama]'s set up a process to review these claims which requires the Attorney General and White House Counsel to agree that these claims should be invoked, which indicates that it won't be either casually invoked or casually defended.