Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Will Bush Issue A Blanket Pardon For Everyone Involved In Torture?

What would make this so ground breaking would be the fact that Bush would, in effect, be pardoning himself. Even Nixon waited for his successor to do that.

Nothing would surprise me about this dreadful administration but a blanket pardon would, in effect, be Bush admitting what he has always denied: that the US tortured people under his watch.

But the man who gave blanket immunity for Telecoms lawbreaking might very well go down the same route for torturers, but he will be establishing a dreadful precedent. It would be the final proof, were any needed, that Bush is even more reprehensible than Nixon ever was.

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