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Originally posted by southern_Guardian
When are you going to start up an investigation on Bush and his interest in Iraq?
Question: Thank you, Mr. President. Today, Senator Patrick Leahy announced that he wants to set up a truth and reconciliation committee to investigate the misdeeds of the Bush administration. He said that, before you turn the page, you have to read the page first.
Do you agree with such a proposal? And are you willing to rule out right here and now any prosecution of Bush administration officials?
Obama: I haven't seen the proposals, so I don't want to express an opinion on something that I haven't seen.
What I have said is that my administration is going to operate in a way that leaves no doubt that we do not torture, that we abide by the Geneva Conventions, and that we observe our traditions of rule of law and due process, as we are vigorously going after terrorists that can do us harm. And I don't think those are contradictory; I think they are potentially complementary.
My view is also that nobody's above the law and, if there are clear instances of wrongdoing, that people should be prosecuted just like any ordinary citizen.
Originally posted by starcraft
"Mr President, I'm going to ask you a question that I did not have okayed by your screening people, and you were not able to prepare for with a glossy, lawyer-like speech...will I then be banned from participating in these proceedings again"?
Originally posted by surrealist1978
END THE NEW WORLD ORDER,
END THE BILDENBERG PROJECT,
END THE TRILALTERAL COMMISSION