Bush Six to Be Indicted


AG AG will have to defend his decisions.

A Spanish court will pursue a criminal investigation into former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture at Guantanamo.

The Bush Six labored at length to create a legal black hole in which they could implement their policies safe from the scrutiny of American courts and the American media. Perhaps they achieved much of their objective, but the law of unintended consequences has kicked in. If U.S. courts and prosecutors will not address the matter because of a lack of jurisdiction, foreign courts appear only too happy to step in.




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10 responses to “Bush Six to Be Indicted

  1. I couldn’t get the link to work.

  2. That link worked, I hope the indictment does too.

  3. wicked

    It had to start somewhere. Might as well be Spain. Ironic, in a way.

  4. frigginloon

    I hope they telecast it live!!!!!

    • lilacluvr

      Maybe they could put it on pay-per-view and pay down some of the national debt? I wonder how many Americans would be willing to pay for it?

      No, the Bush 6 would just sue to try to get the proceeds since it is all their pretty faces being shown. After all, their mantra is to take care of #1 – even at the expense of our beloved country.

  5. Somehow, I missed something in reading the link. I did not pick up that the “Bush 6” were going to be indicted, but that there had been an investigation ongoing, and the results of the investigation were to be presented to a judge for review. That’s a bit far from “indicted”, as I understand the word.

    I have a sense that even if indicted, there won’t be any trial. Just my sense.

  6. lilacluvr

    6176 – I think you’re right. Maybe this is more of a political statement by Spain as to their disgust of the Bush Administration?

  7. jammer5

    I’m kinda on the fence on this one. I think it’s necessary to condemn the antics Bush and his cronies perpetrated, but dragging something like that into a courtroom opens the door for bringing any assortment of alleged “crimes” against seated Presidents. He was, after all, the President of this country, and unless it’s blatant crimes, which the torture claims walk a fine line on, we don’t need that tying the hands of the most powerful man on the planet.

    Now, Cheney . . . that’s a whole ‘nuther story.

  8. lilacluvr

    Does anyone know if there is a record of any Gitmo detainee, or any other detainee from any location, who has died from being tortured by the US?

    But what if the World Court decides to prosecute Bush and Cheney. Wouldn’t that take it out of Obama’s hands?