Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On One Condition

I’m all in favor of the proposal put forward by Anthony D. Romero of the ACLU to grant a presidential pardon to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest of the gang that authorized and facilitated torturing people.  Make it a full and free pardon, too, and make sure that they take it without coercion or threat.  They don’t even have to confess to the crimes or admit guilt; by accepting the pardon, they’re doing that anyway.

The only condition I’d impose is that they leave the country.    They can take their wives and families; they can even keep their pension.  Just get out and go somewhere far, far away and never come back.  (How about Uruguay; I hear they’re taking prisoners from Gitmo.)

Let the banishment fit the crime.

4 barks and woofs on “On One Condition

  1. What about that indictment for war crimes issued by the Spanish Court? They had to keep Secret Service around 43 when he went to Canada a while back so the warrant couldn’t be served. You’re idea is great, come to think of it; I would love to see that trial in the Hague.

  2. I liked the Romero’s idea at first but then realized that this will become the parting gift of every Republican president. The next GOP president will pardon all previous “Democrat” presidents for Benghazi, Obamacare, gas prices being too high and/or too low, apologizing for America, and generally being libtard poopy-heads.

  3. The only trouble is that they’d be welcome in places like Saudi Arabia, where extremism is commonplace. I’d hate to think of those wizened sadists being in a place to train the next generation of terrorists freedom fighters. All getting them out of the country does is remove the problem for the US – it does nothing to stop them either continuing their bad behavior or convincing others that what they did was legal right and proper effective necessary. There’s no guarantee that making them leave would necessarily route them to somewhere the ICC could assert jurisdiction and have them picked up, and there are very few places left they could go that a Fauxnews team couldn’t follow and carry on ongoing extended interviews to keep their twisted perspective alive and heard.

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