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reblog: president bush pardons himself via congress for potential warcrimes

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In this video, we learn about some pending legislation to retroactively pardon the entire Bush administration for certain violations of the Geneva Conventions starting 9/11/01.

via blurb.rahmin.com – press the button – President BUSH PARDON’s HIMSELF via congress for…

Written by blakeweb

July 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm

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  1. holy crap!

    Matt

    July 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm

  2. wow.

    roccopendola

    July 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

  3. Just letting you know that this is 2-3 years old. It passed the house and senate but section 7 (the pardoning himself part) was found unconstitutional this past year.

    Check out some of the comments on Digg for more info: http://digg.com/politics/President_BUSH_PARDON_s_HIMSELF_against_POTENTIAL_WARCRIMES_5

    Andre

    July 13, 2008 at 3:05 pm

  4. Andre-
    Thanks, I appreciate you linking to the digg story–I hadn’t seen that, but that makes sense. I see a couple comments on that dig post from several days ago that seem to indicate this story is talking about “the 2006 Military Commissions Act, which was recently struck down as unconstitutional by the supreme court.” [swrostmore], and one of the commenters at digg correctly points out that the video was first posted on youtube in January of 08. So the story isn’t brand new it seems.

    The story in general also really isn’t all that surprising to me–I don’t blame Bush for pursuing, as strongly but quietly as he can, retroactive immunity for all the gray area (some would say it’s not very gray) he’s trudged into with all the cia interrogation issues since 9/11.

    blakeweb

    July 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm


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