Wednesday, August 02, 2006

War Crimes Act -- Will This Be the President's Last Stand?

Salon article below about the War Crimes Act of 1996, where the Geneva Conventions could be applied in a criminal case against the president and his top legal dog, Alberto Gonzales, among others (Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, Perle, et al.)

Is this the Bush administration's Iran-Contra? Its Watergate? On the one hand, this is much worse than either of those two national (and international) black eyes, but on the other hand, who really thinks this will ever go to trial, much less imprison those responsible for committing the crimes? Not me.

Unless it's 2009 and there's a) a Democrat in the office of the president and b) Congress is overwhelmingly taken over by the Dems with a huge majority. And then pigs fly and Hell freezes over. And Cher retires.