Bush Will Issue a Mass Pardon By Brent Budowsky

Dandelion Salad

By Brent Budowsky
ICH
07/28/08 “Smirking Chimp
Jul 26 2008

Before leaving office George W. Bush will issue a mass pardon, the largest collection of presidential pardons in American history. Bush will pardon himself, Vice President Cheney, and a long list of officials involved in torture, eavesdropping, destruction of evidence, the CIA leak case and a range of potential crimes.

As George Bush signs the pardons and boards the helicopter to depart Washington as his presidency finally ends, even then, he and those pardoned will worry about the statute of limitations.

There is an important point to this, often not recognized in official Washington during the Bush years, where the unthinkable becomes a way of life, and acts have been done that have never been done by an American president or administration.

Torture violates international law, domestic law, statutory law, customary law, American law, European law — the list goes on.

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see

Bill Moyers Journal: Torture Hearings + Jane Mayer + Fritz Hollings

ACLU Obtains Key Memos Authorizing CIA Torture Methods

Tell Congress: Reject Endless War and a Torture Cover-Up + video

Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law by Stephen Lendman

Atty General John Ashcroft: I’m Not Gonna Answer! (torture hearings)

To John McCain: End All Torture

Torture As Official US Policy by Stephen Lendman

Terror, Torture, and the Dark Side + Bush officials could be charged with war crimes

Torture

John Yoo-4th Amendment-Torture

FISA