Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Plans A, B and C for Investigating the Bush Adminstration

While blogers debate whether Obama should or should not give Dubya a shout-out in his inauguration speech, I take solace knowing that even when I flake out and not post for a week, Paul Krugman will take up the slack.

Even if Obama does not want to look like a divisive meanie for prosecuting the prior administration for breaking laws, as a former constitutional law professor, he should insist that the rule of law be enforced.

Remember when Republicans relied on the "rule of law" when they impeached Bubba? Where'd that philosophical backbone go?

If there's no criminal prosecution, may I suggest a giving everyone immunity and doing a version of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which they held to figure out what exactly happened during Apartheid?

The last alternative would war crimes charges against Dubya and Lord Vader Cheney from the UN's International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, which even unveiled a new website last month, perhaps expecting a rush of interest.

The over/under on when charges would come? I give it two years.

But, truly, something has to happen on this.

Add: It turns out Uncle Keith agrees:

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