posted on Apr, 24 2009 @ 03:02 PM
Will Bush's Administration be brought up on Charges? I do think that some of his Cabinet and Staff will. (The "scapegoat" reference is a good
analogy too...throw the people a token bone and they'll stop begging for the roast.)
Will Bush & Cheney be brought up Charges? Not in the United States, and even if a Congressional Committee pursued action through the DOJ, and they
were found of Treason or Perjury, the President would most likely give them a Presidential Pardon.
Will Bush & Cheney be brought up on War Charges or Crimes Against Humanity by the World Court? Unlikely, but this would be the only avenue where true
Justice would be served. The President's Pardon cannot extend to the World Court in the Hague, and both the President and Congress wouldn't want to
go toe to toe with the International Community after trying so hard to restore faith in US Diplomatic Relations worldwide. Besides, it would absolve
both the President and Congress with the burden and guilt of trying former Executive Branch Officials themselves. It's just a matter of whether the
World Court is brave enough to stand up to the US at this juncture.
I'm not too hot on the idea of bringing up former Executive Branch Officials on Trial for the choices, good or bad, that they made. It sets an ugly
precedent and makes us look bad. On the other hand, no bad deed should ever go unpunished and US Politicians and the world at large need to be shown
that in the US, we are all equals and no one is above the Law, not even the President or his appointed Staff. An example has to be made lest our
future Government Officials begin to think that they can abuse their powers and get away with murder, torture, war, unlawful imprisonment of it's own
citizens, or whatever other crimes they may dream to commit.
Someone has to do it. The question is simply a matter of who has the balls to do it?