Big victory for Republicans – the rule of law still doesn’t apply to them
April 19, 2009 by William K. Wolfrum
So much for the rule of law and protecting the Constitution:
Oooh. Rahm has maybe dropped something accidentally definitive here. Asked about prosecutions, he starts to answer that the field agents who carried out the techniques should not be prosecuted, and that this is the belief of the president. GS asks, “What about the people who designed the policies?” And Rahm says that the President doesn’t support their prosecution either. This shuts a door that was left open by the White House last week, in which the potential prosecution of the people who constructed the torture regime was still on the table. Now it appears that it’s not. That’s big news.
After Republicans take back control of the White House at some point, they’ll be happy to know that just like every other Republican Administration, the rule of law just does not apply to them. Unfortunately for Obama, he hasn’t seemed to notice that the rule of law always applies to Democratic Presidents. But I suppose he’ll find that out when Republicans find any inkling of a reason to try and impeach him.
The Democratic Party – still the best defenders of Republican criminals.