Re: Scooter...Bush...What do you think?
I know what you mean. I am not happy with the move, and what is a fine like that going to do to a rich dude like LL? Nothing. There has to be a penalty for being found guilty; and for $ to be the only real sanction to the rich doesn't levy any kind of punitive component to the sentence. I am not sure they could be tried for treason, as they are the duly-elected representatives of the nation; and we are not subject to the ICC in the Hague...Understand that the procedure would (in shortened form) be to have the UN Security Council (of which we are a permanent member with veto-authority)appoint a prosecutor, then to gather some evidence, then for the Court to approach the US authorities and ask them if they would prosecute the whole affair...If not, were we a nation beholden to the agreement (which we are not), the accused could then be tried in The Hague by the international community. However, as we are not subject to the authority if the ICC (Bush said NO after Clinton said yes), and even if we were, we have the veto power in the security council, seated by an ambassador to the UN appointed by the Bush administration, so it would never get that far.
I agree that this administration will go down in history as a terrible one, but I am not sure we can ever say something is the worst, when our view of history is so brief, narrow, and shallow.
I want to puke too.