Needless to say, they don't deserve our help in this effort. In fact, I firmly believe that we should make it as difficult as possible. I believe that we should remember that our failure as a democratic country to confront, honestly and openly, the full extent of the crimes of the Nixon administration and to hold those responsible accountable led directly to the catastrophe of the George W. Bush administration and that future (and likely worse) catastrophes are certain unless we do it differently this time.
On NPR the other day, the following claim was made:
The early reviews of Bush's presidency have not been kind. But will that verdict change, as the president's allies suggest? It has happened for other ex-presidents. Historians are pointing to one factor that could help it happen for Bush: the effectiveness of his successor, Barack Obama.Nice. With this neat little trick, the achievements of Barack Obama are used to make George W. Bush look good! Get it? And if you think they won't be able to get away with it, where have you been for the last eight years? There really is only one way to avoid this travesty and that is with the appointment of a special prosecutor and independent investigations. We must, as a country, insist on the protection of our government by upholding the rule of law and by holding those in the highest reaches of power who commit egregious crimes - war crimes - accountable to us.
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UPDATE: Greenwald today.