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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 08:09 AM
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19. By law, we have to remove him from office before he can be prosecuted
It seems ridiculous now, since we apparently have some kind of corporate mafia running the US, but I do believe our law prevents us from prosecuting a sitting president through normal channels.

If I understand correctly, President George W. Bush could walk into Wal Mart with an AK-47 and kill 20 people but would not be subject to prosecution.

BTW, I wish this bastard had only killed 20 people, but I digress.

Once he leaves office, either by impeachment or at the end of his term, he could be prosecuted. However, there are some qualifications here as well.

I don't think he can be sued for official acts committed as President, such as blowing up a country's infrastructure or wrongful death suits for all the people killed in our overthrow of Saddam and occupation of Iraq.

I welcome input from any attorney or constitutional scholar on this point, since I'm not sure exactly how it works. I do know it's too damned slow and convoluted for me right now.

I'd like W locked up today where he can't harm any more of us.
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  -Forget impeachment, arrest that criminal! GliderGuider  Jan-11-07 07:36 AM   #0 
  - Is the International Criminal Court out there watching what is  alyce douglas   Jan-11-07 07:38 AM   #1 
  - The ICC has no jurisdiction over the USA  GliderGuider   Jan-11-07 07:47 AM   #8 
     - I wish they could override that decision, and arrest these criminals  alyce douglas   Jan-11-07 07:53 AM   #10 
     - We still have our own justice system  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 07:54 AM   #12 
  - He's now waging war on two countries (Iran, Somalia)  shadowknows69   Jan-11-07 07:38 AM   #2 
  - The "armidilagideon" prezeldent  lonestarnot   Jan-11-07 07:44 AM   #7 
  - add Iraq and Afghanistan  alyce douglas   Jan-11-07 07:53 AM   #11 
  - Yes, arrest him for treason.  sparosnare   Jan-11-07 07:38 AM   #3 
  - Arrest BUSH & CHENEY  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 07:56 AM   #13 
  - First K&R Surely the whole country is not helpless...  puebloknot   Jan-11-07 07:39 AM   #4 
  - ~~ daydream ~~  GliderGuider   Jan-11-07 07:43 AM   #6 
     - Such rumors have circulated for some time.  puebloknot   Jan-12-07 05:05 AM   #22 
  - The fact that bush is sending extra troops against  Just-plain-Kathy   Jan-11-07 07:42 AM   #5 
  - If he's not impeached before he leaves office  A wise Man   Jan-11-07 07:51 AM   #9 
  - Bush and Cheney  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 07:57 AM   #14 
     - he can just put a signing statement over impeachment during wartime  Tesla   Jan-11-07 08:00 AM   #15 
        - Well then  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 08:01 AM   #16 
  - You mean "Criminal" - your title needs some editing but I agree  texpatriot2004   Jan-11-07 08:02 AM   #17 
  - Oops. Sorry.  GliderGuider   Jan-11-07 08:07 AM   #18 
     - Hey, no problem. I guess that would make sense, in French eh?  texpatriot2004   Jan-11-07 06:36 PM   #21 
        - Y'all are mighty understanding.  GliderGuider   Jan-12-07 09:25 AM   #23 
  - By law, we have to remove him from office before he can be prosecuted  ItsTheMediaStupid   Jan-11-07 08:09 AM   #19 
  - We need a 24 season 5 last episode moment!  calipendence   Jan-11-07 10:57 AM   #20 
  - Works for me! ASAP! Yesterday wouldn't have been soon enough.  Blue State Native   Jan-12-07 09:27 AM   #24 

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