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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Criminal accountability in the U.S. is only for ordinary citizens and other nations' (unfriendly) rulers
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Criminal accountability in the U.S. is only for ordinary citizens and other nations' (unfriendly) rulers

glenn offers his views on cheney's upcoming book tour where he will promote his self-serving - and, at this point in time - totally redundant revelation that he is indeed satan's doppelganger on this earth...

The U.S. Government loves to demand that other countries hold their political leaders accountable for serious crimes, dispensing lectures on the imperatives of the rule of law. Numerous states bar ordinary convicts from profiting from their crimes with books. David Hicks, an Australian citizen imprisoned without charges for six years at Cheney's Guantanamo, just had $10,000 seized by the Australian government in revenue from his book about his time in that prison camp on the ground that he is barred from profiting from his uncharged, unproven crimes.

By rather stark contrast, Dick Cheney will prance around the next several weeks in the nation's largest media venues, engaging in civil, Serious debates about whether he was right to invade other countries, torture, and illegally spy on Americans, and will profit greatly by doing so. There are many factors accounting for his good fortune, the most important of which are the protective shield of immunity bestowed upon him by the current administration and the more generalized American principle that criminal accountability is only for ordinary citizens and other nations' (unfriendly) rulers.

shit... i'm only two full days back in the u.s. from afghanistan, a country where corruption and lack of accountability run rampant, and i get hit with a cheney book tour...? gag me with a spoon... dick fucking cheney should have been tried and convicted years ago but, no... he's still at large... is this a great country, or what...?

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