Several far left liberals are entertaining the notion of prosecuting Bush administration officals for war crimes associated with the Iraq invasion and treatment of terrorists. Fox news reports:
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday."
"I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the California Democrat said. "And other things that are maybe time that is spent better looking to the future rather than to the past."
Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Friday he wants to set up a commission to look into whether the Bush administration broke the law by taking the nation to war against Iraq and instituting aggressive anti-terror initiatives. The Michigan Democrat called for an "independent criminal probe into whether any laws were broken in connection with these activities.""
In addition, Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist, columnist for the NYT, and terminal sufferer of Bush Derangement Syndrome, dedicated his Friday column to the same cause; prosecution of Bush, et al. Obama has not ruled out prosecution but says it is unlikely.
Are these people completely nuts? Does Nancy forget that she voted for the invasion into Iraq? Our nation and it's people are suffering under great economic stress, anxiety, and fear for the future, terrorists and rogue nations are chomping at the bit to test our naive President-elect, and Pelosi, Krugman, Conyers, and crew want to ignite a culture war. To divert even one moment of attention or funds to this issue should be slapped down immediately by whatever sane voices remain in Congress. My stomach turns with each passing day at the new bits of news related to the next four years and the unprecedented arrogance of those who will be in charge. The MSM, as usual, only fuels the fire.
We cannot take this assault sitting down.