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Growler Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 01:27 PM
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38. I noted it. It doesn't matter.
In the calculus of international politics, a former President of the US still trumps everyone else.
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  -Would the Chimp indeed be arrested if he set foot in a foreign country? kay1864  Jun-26-08 11:42 AM   #0 
  - "...does he bypass Customs and Immigration?"  KansDem   Jun-26-08 11:45 AM   #1 
  - He would likely be flying private jet, not commercial  kay1864   Jun-26-08 11:47 AM   #5 
  - I really don't know  Andy823   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #2 
  - An Interesting Question, Sir  The Magistrate   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #3 
  - They'll Know Ahead Of Time That He'd Be Arrested  MannyGoldstein   Jun-26-08 11:46 AM   #4 
  - "But daddy, why CAN'T we go to the French Riviera?"  kay1864   Jun-26-08 11:48 AM   #6 
  - Agreed.  mainegreen   Jun-26-08 11:50 AM   #8 
  - Actually he might be more limited than even that  kay1864   Jun-26-08 03:27 PM   #55 
  - what makes you think * would be going to another country?  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 11:49 AM   #7 
  - he wasn't that is why he doesn't know  alyce douglas   Jun-26-08 01:08 PM   #35 
     - you don't need to travel the world to respect other cultures /nt  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 01:29 PM   #40 
  - No, they can't arrest him  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 11:59 AM   #9 
  - Please read the OP  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:01 PM   #10 
  - If you mean when he's the former president....  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 12:04 PM   #13 
     - Please provide a link to support your claim  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:08 PM   #16 
     - No  SteelPenguin   Jun-26-08 12:25 PM   #18 
        - Dude, it's not my research, it's yours  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:29 PM   #19 
           - here ya go:  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:41 PM   #43 
              - Thanks, but it appears that in both cases...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:46 PM   #44 
                 - While the Appeals court didn't rely on the District Court holding, it didn't overturn it  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:55 PM   #45 
                    - You're missing one vital point...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:10 PM   #49 
                       - that's quite an overstatement  onenote   Jun-26-08 02:24 PM   #52 
                       - Actually it doesn't matter either way  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:28 PM   #54 
                       - And when all else fails, there's Wikipedia :-)  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:27 PM   #53 
     - SS protection ends after 10 years.  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:34 PM   #23 
     - Yes indeed  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:37 PM   #26 
        - Didn't Carter decline his after awhile?  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:39 PM   #28 
     - Bush will be the first President that will NOT receive lifetime SS protection.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:39 PM   #27 
     - There is nothing in international law that provides permanent diplomatic immunity.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:58 PM   #31 
     - so Milosevic was arrested ... how?  Clovis Sangrail   Jun-26-08 01:35 PM   #42 
  - How did they bypass that with Pinochet's arrest? nt  riderinthestorm   Jun-26-08 12:02 PM   #11 
  - Pinochet wasn't the President of the most powerful country  Growler   Jun-26-08 12:32 PM   #21 
     - Nor is the Chimp, in the scenario in the OP  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:33 PM   #22 
        - I noted it. It doesn't matter.  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:27 PM   #38 
  - Thank God  Meiko   Jun-26-08 12:02 PM   #12 
     - Better read the OP again.  Vickers   Jun-26-08 12:05 PM   #14 
     - Yes, by all means...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:11 PM   #17 
  - Let Him Try  zorahopkins   Jun-26-08 12:06 PM   #15 
  - Would Saddam Hussein have had diplomatic immunity  Contrary1   Jun-26-08 12:29 PM   #20 
  - He wouldn't had even been allowed into the country.  LiberalFighter   Jun-26-08 12:40 PM   #29 
  - It will never happen  Growler   Jun-26-08 12:36 PM   #24 
  - President Obama sending carrier fleets to Spain or France or Canada  kay1864   Jun-26-08 12:45 PM   #30 
  - being an former President of the US trumps everything  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:18 PM   #36 
     - Not quite  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:24 PM   #37 
        - Heh. Agreed.  Growler   Jun-26-08 01:28 PM   #39 
           - And I'm not as sure as you seem to be  kay1864   Jun-26-08 01:33 PM   #41 
              - You should be more sure. ALthough it would never come to military intervention  onenote   Jun-26-08 01:57 PM   #46 
              - Thanks for telling me how I should be thinking  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:03 PM   #47 
              - I can't imagine any of the countries actually considering  Growler   Jun-26-08 02:09 PM   #48 
                 - I can imagine it quite easily. I've been to several of them.  kay1864   Jun-26-08 02:12 PM   #50 
  - You nailed it.  Mike Daniels   Jun-26-08 02:23 PM   #51 
  - There isn't a country out there that would even try.  cobalt1999   Jun-26-08 12:37 PM   #25 
  - Is that because we are better than anyone else?  notmypresident   Jun-26-08 01:04 PM   #32 
     - The world isn't fair. Never has been, never will be.  cobalt1999   Jun-26-08 03:54 PM   #56 
  - I only hope so.  alyce douglas   Jun-26-08 01:07 PM   #33 
  - The Chimp is above the law.  undeterred   Jun-26-08 01:08 PM   #34 
  - Not until he's a private citizen again...  JackRiddler   Jun-26-08 03:57 PM   #57 
  - Yes, that would be...  kay1864   Jun-26-08 05:31 PM   #59 
  - I would hope not.  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 03:58 PM   #58 
     - Enlighten us, please  kay1864   Jun-26-08 05:33 PM   #60 
        - I would hope NO US President gets arrested  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 05:43 PM   #61 
           - Maybe you should read up on the International Court of Justice  kay1864   Jun-26-08 10:03 PM   #62 
              - I know about it  Super Soaker Sniper   Jun-26-08 11:11 PM   #63 
 

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