Without accountability the rule of law and the oath of office are meaningless. Most of those who should be prosecuted for their war crimes took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. By their deeds they threatened the very existence of our Constitution. Failure of the incoming administration to prosecute them for their crimes against us (We, the People), would be a violation of their oaths to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against its domestic enemies. The rule of law, our constitutional guarantees of freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would exist only as licenses revocable at the will of any future would-be czar.
Our jails and prisons are filled with those who have violated the whole litany of crimes--crimes against persons, crimes against property, misdemeanors and heinous felonies. None of the crimes for which they are being held are as atrocious as war crimes, crimes against humanity. As for those presently serving time, it would be cruel and unusual punishment to continue to incarcerate them if those who are responsible for the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetuated in our names over the last eight years are not held accountable. If war criminals are not punished for their crimes, how can the imprisonment of those convicted of lesser crimes be justified?
Without accountability there is no rule of law.
Jan 29 2009 - 12:09am