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Would Obama Hold Bush Accountable?
 by Bob Parry


Both Hillary and Obama have shied away from the issue of holding Bush and his top aides
accountable for war crimes, torture and other offenses - apparently out of fear of alienating
potential Republican crossover votes.

But on April 14 - Obama agreed that, if elected, he would have his Attorney General initiate
an investigation into whether Bush and other senior officials violated criminal statutes and thus
deserved to face prosecution.

However, the Illinois senator left himself an out, suggesting he would weigh evidence of Bush's
guilt against the potential political fallout from prosecuting a former President.

"I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as
a partisan witch hunt because I think we've got too many problems we've got to solve," Obama said.
"So this is an area where I would want to exercise judgment - I would want to find out directly from
my Attorney General - having pursued, having looked at what's out there right now - are there
possibilities of genuine crimes as opposed to really bad policies."

The evidence is already stacked higher than Pike's Peak.
Bush's signing statements declare flat-out that he is not bound by any laws.
...amd Obama's going to ask his AG to investigate to see if any crimes were committed?

President Obama will decline to take action for the same reasons Clinton did.
He doesn't want his administration to be about the past, about "gotcha" and he
damn sure doesn't want to divide the country by going after the top Republicans.

I think Parry knows this, but he's got to justify his hatred for the Clintons and it
seems to be based on the fact that Clinton took the same path that Obama will take.

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