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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 11:38 AM
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Fox Legal Analyst : Bush Should Have Been Indicted...Raw Story.
Edited on Mon Jul-12-10 11:43 AM by Stuart G
http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0712/fox-legal-analyst-bush... /

By David Edwards
Monday, July 12th, 2010 -- 10:39 am


Fox News' senior judicial analyst made some surprising remarks Saturday that may go against the grain at his conservative network.

In a interview with Ralph Nader on C-SPAN's Book TV to promote his book Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should have been indicted for "torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrant."

The judge believes that it is a fallacy to say that the US treats suspects as innocent until proven guilty. "The government acts as if a defendant is guilty merely on the basis of an accusation," said Napolitano.

Nader was curious about how this applied to the Bush administration. "What about the more serious violations of habeas corpus," wondered Nader. "You know after 9/11 Bush rounded up thousands of them, Americans, many of them Muslim Americans or Arabic Americans and they were thrown in jail without charges. They didn't have lawyers. Some of them were pretty mistreated in New York City. You know they were all released eventually."

"Well that is so obviously a violation of the natural law, the natural right to be brought before a neutral arbiter within moments of the government taking your freedom away from you," answered Napolitano.

"So what President Bush did with the suspension of habeas corpus, with the whole concept of Guantanamo Bay, with the whole idea that he could avoid and evade federal laws, treaties, federal judges and the Constitution was blatantly unconstitutional and is some cases criminal," he continued.

"What should be the sanctions ?" asked Nader.

"They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrant," said Napolitano
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jaksavage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 11:49 AM
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 06:09 PM
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7. Someone give the judge a big Cuban cigar!
:P
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 11:51 AM
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2. This conserative is correct.
One of the major faults of the Obama Administration is the failure to take legal action -- in effect, letting politics rule over clear responsibility to the country.
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 12:30 PM
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3. Just another disappointment reminded......
:mad:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 12:35 PM
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4. They will do it again some day
because they know they're untouchable.

What's so precious about the Executive branch, that they can get away with Murder?

They work for us, dammit.

Yeah, I know. That's just more bullshit propaganda that has been fed to us for generations.

In fact, we're just a bunch of piss ant serfs with no power at all.
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Mike Nelson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 12:38 PM
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5. add ro this...
the Republicans would have prosecuted without hesitaton.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 01:20 PM
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6. The above post.....no truer words have ever been spoken...nt
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 07:28 PM
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8. Napolitano has warned about Bush before, probably one of the few
Edited on Mon Jul-12-10 07:47 PM by Jefferson23
on Fox who ever did, but he is more libertarian than conservative and has been for a long time.


He was the guy who sat in with Shepard Smith in agreement that enhanced interrogation was torture, and as Smith said, We are America! I don't give a rat's a-- if it helps. We are America! We do not f------- torture."
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1679647/shephe...



That was probably Fox's best moment, ever...certainly it was Smith's.





on edit for spelling.
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