Democrats To Engage in Witch-Hunt

by Sal on January 18, 2009

in Politics

Now that the Democrats are less than two days away from achieving complete power in Washington, there seems to be talk about prosecutions of Bush administration officials in order to appease the nutroots.  Rep. John Conyers of the House Judiciary committee wants to set up a special commission to investigate the Bush administration,  Pelosi seems willing to back him. Says Pelosi:

I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it.  And other things that are maybe time that is spent better looking to the future rather than to the past.

Patterico thinks that Bush should pardon anyone who may have been involved in wiretapping, interrogations and other activities:

Pardon anyone and everyone in your Administration who participated in wiretapping, interrogations, detentions, and related efforts. Don’t depend on the vague, indecisive words of Barack Obama and his surrogates. Just as you depended on them, the people who helped you combat terrorism are depending on you.

I disagree.  I think that pardoning any administration officials would give credence to the nutroots and spark even more Bush Derangement Syndrome.  Letting the Democrats go forth with their commission will serve to illustrate the insanity of the Democrats to the American people.  With the economy the way it is, the American people will have no patience for show trials on topics that aren’t relevant to the current crisis (I’d like to see a real hearing on the origins of the Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac meltdown, but I doubt we’ll get that any time soon).

Let them start their precious comission.  That will give our side some ammo to portray the Democrats as the partisan hacks that they are.

H/T: Michelle Malkin

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris January 18, 2009 at 11:34 pm

There is one person that Bush needs to pardon before 12PM on Tuesday and that is Lewis “Scooter” Libby. We have already found out that he wasn’t the leak and pardoning would be an appropriate thing to do considering the witchhunt and expenses he had to endure to clear his name.

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Tom January 19, 2009 at 2:13 am

Why don’t the GOP conservatives go after the former Clinton Administation for sending troops to Kosavo. If he didn’t get congress approvel first then didn’t he commit a war crime to.
If Sadam didn’t have chemicals then where did he get the chemicals to launch,and kill his own people? What he did to his own people was shown on national TV. The Democrates,and the far left liberals need to get a life. They’ve been in congress for two years,and have the lowest rateings ever. Congress works for the American people….We don’t work for congress… Also congress needs to stop giving them selves pay raises they haven’t earned SHAME ON THEM!!!!!

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Ryan January 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

Think about this, Tom, Obama’s inaugural party is looking like it’s going to cost of $100 million, which we’re spending during the “greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression” (by the way, if I heard that nonsense one more time I might burst! It’s the worst crisis since 1981-2; a crisis we got out of by cutting taxes and deregulating).

I don’t think the Dems would truly dare to dig deep with these indictments. Who in Congress was made aware of these “criminal acts” they accuse the Bush Admin of? Aren’t they culpable if they didn’t come forward? What happens when the Republicans take over again one day in the future, how many Democrats will be hauled off to jail for things done in the Obama Nation? It’s a dangerous enough game that Obama might even have to step in to pardon so Congress will shut up.

I agree with Sal on the current crisis being more important — the American people want to forget Bush, not be reminded of him everyday.

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Sal January 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Chris,

I agree that Scooter deserves a pardon — I am referring to preemptive pardons of those who have not been investigated or indicted yet.

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Chris January 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I know…it just had to be said. And for the record, Salinger, I agree with you regarding your post. It gives the moonbats fuel.

On the pardoning front, Bush commuted the sentences of the 2 border guards convicted of the shooting and covering up of the Mexican drug dealer . I would go a step further and pardon.

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