This is interesting. Kit Bond said that he would vote for Holder's confirmation purely on the grounds that Holder had promised not to prosecute any Bush officials for war crimes.
Here Russ Feingold assures us that no such promise was ever given.
As always, it's well worth reading Glenn Greenwald on this issue. He asks what kind of system is the US operating under where a homeless man gets 15 years for stealing $100 dollars and yet the whole of the beltway press argue that the political elite must be free to commit war crimes without fear of prosecution.
Thursday, January 29, 2009