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  •  There's so much to choose from (4+ / 0-)

    There has been so much wrongdoing over the past 8 years that there is plenty of room for different POVs on what has been the "worst" or the most deserving of prosecution.

    Some think it's torture, which is an attractive option because this behavior is internationally condemned. As Jonathan Turley has pointed out, most of the top members of the Bush Administration are not likely to be traveling to Europe. AFAIK, there is still an outstanding warrant for Rumsfeld's arrest in Germany.

    Or, as PalmG says, it could be the lies that led to the Iraq invasion. But historically, governments have always lied to support their adventurism. Bush just was very ham-handed about it -- and the adventure turned out very badly.  If we had knocked over Saddam and Iraq hadn't deteriorated into internecine warfare (and Big Oil had quietly taken over the Iraq oil fields), there would likely be little outcry over the fact that no WMDs were there to be found.

    For me, it's Bush-Cheney's huge expansion of the Nixonian doctrine that if the President does it, it isn't illegal. If the balance between the Executive branch and the Congress, Judiciary, and the Constitution isn't restored, the country is basically at the mercy of the whims of whoever is the President. You may think that you will like whatever Obama does, but a benevolent dictator is still a dictator.

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