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June 11, 2008

B.Hussein Obama ~ His Plans For War Crime Trials

What kind of war crimes trials does Obama plan?

by Thomas Lifson

Barack Obama's plan for imposing unity on the nation after he takes office apparently entails a close look at war crimes trials for Bush administration officials. He has even said so in an interview with Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News.

This kind of change -- putting your predecessors on trial for their conduct of policy -- may not be what most Americans really want or expect from someone with Obama's gauzy rhetoric of unity. But unity has a dark side in the hands of people who regard their opponents as criminals. America has two centuries-plus of history lacking the totalitarian practice of jailing the predecessors when a new president takes office.

This is the sort of proposal one might expect from a man steeped in Marxism at his church, from his friends like Ayers, and as a member of the Alinsky Left. But I am surprised he let this slip.

The interview in question appeared on a Philadelphia Daily News blog:

"Obama said that as president he would indeed ask his new Attorney General and his deputies to "immediately review the information that's already there" and determine if an inquiry is warranted -- but he also tread carefully on the issue, in line with his reputation for seeking to bridge the partisan divide. He worried that such a probe could be spun as "a partisan witch hunt." However, he said that equation changes if there was willful criminality, because "nobody is above the law."

To me the terribly frightening phrase is the wish to avoid a "partisan witch hunt." When a Harvard-trained lawyer inserts a qualifier into a phrase, that is a signal of wiggle room being created. In this case, the obvious implication is that if you get Chuck Hagel or some other antiwar Republican on board, then you have cover for your "witch hunt."

At Little Green Footballs there is the discovery of a campaign document:

Here is Obama's answer to Bunch's question on the possibility of war crimes trials, in its entirety:

"What I would want to do is to have my Justice Department and my Attorney General immediately review the information that's already there and to find out are there inquiries that need to be pursued. I can't prejudge that because we don't have access to all the material right now. I think that you are right, if crimes have been committed, they should be investigated. You're also right that 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.

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. And I think it's important-- one of the things we've got to figure out in our political culture generally is distinguishing between really dumb policies and policies that rise to the level of criminal activity. You know, I often get questions about impeachment at town hall meetings and I've said that is not something I think would be fruitful to pursue because I think that impeachment is something that should be reserved for exceptional circumstances. Now, if I found out that there were high officials who knowingly, consciously broke existing laws, engaged in coverups of those crimes with knowledge forefront, then I think a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law -- and I think that's roughly how I would look at it."

Bunch points out that some interpret discussions of waterboarding by officials as grounds for launching a probe.


Wild Thing's comment........

He has big plans for the America he hates so much. The left's version of the messiah is a devil in disguise. And War crimes trials for what? What “crimes” have been committed?

And remember how RUDE he was to Gen. Petraeus? He was totally disrepectful to him. Obama HATES our military and he proves it over and over.

Sounds just like the Nazi anti-Americans who helped the Communist kill thousands of American soldiers and millions of South Vietnamese.

Our ENEMIES are salivating at the prospect of a totalitarian socialist destroying America’s core values, freedoms and strength.

Hey Obama you want WAR crimes, I will give you war crimes you POS, American hater! You can start with Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Jane Fonda and the other traitors for treason!!

....Thank you Tom for sending this write up to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 03:50 AM


Let us hope if this character is elected that our military does the "right" thing, not the "Wright" thing. True the oath of office says to obey the commander in chief, but far more overwhelming is the part that dictates they protect from enemies from within as well as without.

Posted by: Bob at June 11, 2008 06:30 AM

I don't understand how Americans can not be offened at the HATE that is coming out of his mouth. So many people will vote for him without paying attention to anything he says- others Hate Bush so much -- they will be jumping for joy !!
The mainstream media needs to step up and start bringing his policies to the public! We won't have to worry about Muslims beating down our doors - we will be too busy trying to avoid Obamas' hit squads!I can't beleive any x- Military would be willing to be his advisers-- except Russian ones--
It getting scarier hour by hour with Obama the meglomaniac !!

Posted by: cheryl at June 11, 2008 10:47 AM

There are certain standards of conduct and protocol that are supposed to apply to the Oval Office. One standard is for presidents to not verbally attack their predecessors or successors. Democrats can't seem to follow these rules any more than they abide by any rules. Both Carter and Clinton have attacked Bush.

If any presidents had the material to attack other presidents it would have been Reagan criticizing Carter's incompetency and George Bush pointing out Clinton's crimes.

If Obama is elected he is going to put the grandeur of the Presidency in the gutter and he will put America on the path of Third World membership.

Posted by: TomR at June 11, 2008 11:11 AM

Cheryl....the answer to your question can be summed up in two words......apathy and selfishness!!!! In today's world, either they don't give a da*m or they want to know what is in it for them!!! Maybe it will take something like Obama being president to wake people up......just hope they wake up before it is too late!!!!!!!!

And the Republicans (except for the true conservative Republicans) don't seem to care either!!! It's almost as if they have accepted the fact that Obama is going to win so why try!!!! It's like a friend of mine and I were talking about some time's almost like we have jumped back onto the sinking ship!!!!

Too many Americans (and I mean US citizens)have lost sight of what freedom is all about. They assume that it will always be here because it is their God-given right to be free!!! They don't understand that Freedom isn't Free......we constantly have to guard against its enemies and be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve it!! It is the most precious commodity in the world but is being treated as though it were nothing. It is being sold out from beneath us!!!!

Maybe Obama should listen to his own words......"NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW"!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: John at June 11, 2008 11:43 AM

Calling James Earl Ray, your country needs you....NOW

Posted by: cuchieddie at June 11, 2008 05:44 PM

Bob yes we sure don't want the "wright' thing like you said. Good point.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 06:05 PM

Cheryl, some Democrats were offended, just not enough. Besides being an outrage it is also sad to see this happening to such an awesome country we have.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 06:07 PM

Tom you described it so great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 06:12 PM

John, I would love to blast that on a loud speaker into both of Obama's ears....heh heh

BOOM box loud heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 06:17 PM

Cuchieddie, heh heh he is on sick leave. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2008 06:18 PM


If elected President, Barack Hussein Obama will show how proud he is of the country and committed to bringing "HOPE" and "UNITY" to all of it's citizens by initiating war crime trials of patriotic Americans. Who will be the first person to testify with full immunity? Osama bin Laden!

Now I know what Obama means by "CHANGE". Up to now, every President has been a patriot. Barack Hussein Obama will "CHANGE" that and be the first traitor in the White House.

John McCain and every other Republican senator and member of the House should hold a press conference in their home state and district at the same time denouncing this unpatriotic war crimes President wannabe.

I am forwarding this blog item to my friends hoping that they will share it with their friends until enough people are outraged to prevent this anti-American racist from becoming President.

Posted by: Les at June 11, 2008 08:55 PM

OBAMA bin LADEN in 2008 & OSAMA in 2009!
- Officially Endorsed by HAMAS & Death to America Inc.!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 12, 2008 02:44 AM

Les, thanks so much. People need to know how vile this Obama is and that the hate for whites is just the top of the iceberg with he and his wife.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 12, 2008 04:18 AM

Darth, yes they sure do love him. YUK!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 12, 2008 04:20 AM