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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Can we please get on with indicting the criminals in the Bush administration?

please...? pretty please...?
What more glaring and clear evidence do we need that the President of the United States deliberately committed felonies, knowing that his conduct lacked any legal authority? And what justifies simply walking away from these serial acts of deliberate criminality? At this point, how can anyone justify the lack of criminal investigations or the appointment of a Special Counsel? The President engaged in extremely serious conduct that the law expressly criminalizes and which his own DOJ made clear was illegal.

it seems like i have been waiting for eons for the bushco house of cards to come tumbling down, and every time i think it might be getting close, my hopes are dashed... glenn greenwald, the source of the above snippet, concludes with the same plaintive questions i am asking, phrased more eloquently than i could hope to do...
How is this not a major scandal on the level of the greatest presidential corruption and lawbreaking scandals in our country's history? Why is this only a one-day story that will focus on the hospital drama but not on what it reveals about the bulging and unparalleled corruption of this administration and the complete erosion of the rule of law in our country? And, as I've asked many times before, if we passively allow the President to simply break the law with impunity in how the government spies on our conversations, what don't we allow?

If we had a functioning political press, these are the questions that would be dominating our political discourse and which would have been resolved long ago.

of course, it's not just about a functioning political press, although that is a large piece of it... it's also about the docile, stuff- and entertainment-addicted, willfully self-deluded citizenry... it's not like the reality of bushco is completely hidden and impossible to dig out... the american people have been all too compliant in the ceaseless campaign of the elites to abdicate thinking for themselves and thus arming themselves with the information necessary to function as effective monitors of their own elected government...

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