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  •  Justice comes under the Attorney General (5+ / 0-)

    who answers to the Obama Administration. It should be fairly simple to fix this, if the will is there.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:38:03 AM PST

    •  The AG will not prosecute... (5+ / 0-)

      ... Dumbya or Dickie or their cohorts for their multiple lies that got us into two wars.  It would reflect badly on Congress, as well, since they are the ones who ignored the constitution's mandate that Congress only has the authority to declare war (and how does one declare war against a little criminal gang hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan?) passed AUMF which was abused after Dumbya and Dickie then used it to also illegally and unconstitutionally invade Iraq, & Congress continues to unconstitutionally authorize funds to pay for the illegal and unconstitutional wars (the Constitution limits that to two years); they're culpable as accessories.

      So, they blather on with this vague crap about "supporting the troops" ....

      The AG's office will prosecute smaller "crimes" (and crimes that are not crimes against whistleblowers because the alleged criminal was acting for the greater good to get information out to people who had been denied their right to be an informed electorate, and the whistleblowers should be protected instead of being treated like criminals).  Congress Critters and the President and Vice President look "tough on crime" if they go after these little fish and then brag about it.  Maybe it assuages their own consciences for not prosecuting real criminals or makes them feel better about supporting illegal and unconstitutional wars and paying for them...?

      Obama made it clear back in 2007 that he would not support impeachment, and he was iffy on the subject of investigating the lies and war crimes of Dumbya and Dickie..., and, of course, with remarkable hindsight six years down the road from when that article was written, we now know that Obama is acting more like a Republican than ever, and he even claims that in this video.  [The above-linked article is why I did not support Obama for presidential candidate.  Previous to this the other "frontrunner" Dems had already said they wouldn't support impeachment so I already didn't support them for the same reason.]

      As long as Obama is president and he has a Congress filled with Republicans he is trying to please and appease so he can claim to be a "bipartisan president," nothing will ever be done to protect whistleblowers (and, if caught, other whistleblowers will be wrongfully prosecuted).  IMHO.  George Carlin was correct when he said they don't want an informed electorate....

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:16:04 AM PST

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      •  But rather than looks to those (1+ / 0-)
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        who aren't directly responsible, shouldn't we bring pressure to bear on those who are? It just seems simpler than trying to pressure an already "do nothing" Congress. They're busy naming post offices (before they close them) and regulating lady parts.

        Thus we shine a light where improvement is needed.

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:13:40 PM PST

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    •  if.... n/t (0+ / 0-)

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      by nota bene on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:46:08 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, well. . . nt (0+ / 0-)

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:56:29 PM PST

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