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Turley: Obama 'Accessory' To War Crimes if No Prosecution!

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 09:07 PM
Obama being an " accessory " I think is taking it a bit far, for these practices were in effect long before the Bush administration, but not publicized.

What we must do, is root out the corruption and cruelty, by an executive order, and should it lead to the Bush administration, then indeed, GW and others could and should be tried for war crimes.

We as citizens have all known and understood this to be wrong, and we hold this value as false, that we should compromise our values for expediency.

If it is proven, that GW gave the green light to torture, then so by the judgment he projected upon Sadamm, should he be found accountable.

One man cannot enforce justice and then embody injustice at the same time. The United States needs to enforce, and carry out, as a symbolic bastion of right, the prosecution and investigation of war crimes of individuals, be they political or civilian.

A proper and legal investigation without bias should indeed be brought upon practices of the former administration, as an Olive branch and a sign to Americans as well as nations afar, that we will do that which is right, without prejudice, guaranteeing liberty and justice for all.


[edit on 29-1-2009 by HIFIGUY]

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by Res Ipsa

Nice emotional appeal by ad hominem attack.

Surely you are correct. If someone does not agree with your exposition they must have been short changed by public school. It cannot be because some of us do not consider eloquence to be in any way necessarily related to logical thinking. Sophistry is an art, and you are quite good at it, however not every reader is equally susceptible to sophistry.

Some here may have hated Obama from the start, in that you may be correct. But to paint all critics with the same brush is just an argumentative tactic that has no relation to the truth.

Edit to add, in response to this portion of your emotional but poorly reasoned diatribe;

Originally posted by Res Ipsa

Another quick history lesson for you about "doing the right thing" while in office. How many of you still think Jimmy Carter was a crappy President?
...he could have blown the crap out of Iran and we would have cheered but he didn't and every hostage came home and no Iranian's were blown to bits and what did it cost Jimmy? His political career. So you radical peace loving Liberals that want to hang Bush by his entrails, you also are hypocrits because Jimmy did just what you would want a President to do and you abandoned him!

That is exactly what I expect of a good President. That he put the greater good ahead of his own personal concerns. So what if he only lasted one term? Is one good term by a man or woman of principle such a pointless thing?

You sob over his abandonment, his loss of a second term, but that is politics. Often quality comes at the price of quantity. To do good for your country, you have to be willing to sacrifice longevity in a political system filled with self serving bureaucrats.

What is it about you as a human being that makes you think it is better to "go along to get along" than to take a stand on principles you believe in no matter what the price to you? I am sure your stance is a popular one. It is the very "oh well, we dont want to make too much of a stir and draw negative attention to ourselves" that allows the slow degradation of society. Any society.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

I would add that if the "something" they do is merely to look after their own self interest it is no better than doing nothing at all.

[edit on 30-1-2009 by Illusionsaregrander]

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