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Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?
CNN.com ^ | 09/04/09 | Staff

Posted on 09/04/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

(CNN) -- Could George W. Bush or some of his top aides end up behind bars?

It's extremely unlikely, but the Obama administration is taking its first steps along a path that could lead in that direction, with the investigation of Central Intelligence Agency interrogators involved in the war on terror.

"You don't know where these things are going to end up," former CIA agent Peter Brookes told me. "They could go to very high levels in the government."

The probe will focus on whether interrogators exceeded their instructions and broke the law when, for example, they choked a prisoner until he lost consciousness or threatened another one with a gun and a power drill.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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To: OldDeckHand

Stupidest article (and government) ever.


151 posted on 09/04/2009 7:05:58 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Based upon your name, I wouild have thought you would remember Van Johnson the actor. Caine Mutiny?


152 posted on 09/04/2009 7:07:06 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think you’re right. It all goes back to Vince - and, of course, Hillary.

I would never want to cross the guys over in Virginia. Not a good health plan.


153 posted on 09/04/2009 7:07:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: OldDeckHand

GWB should be behind bars for destroying the Conservative movement — portraying himself as a Conservative and then giving us the Farm Bill, Prescription Drug Bill, attempt at amnesty, bailouts....

Congress went Dem in 2006 because of his out-of-control, and in-no-way Conservative, spending binge. And Zero is in the White House because of him.

But, of all things, GWB should *not* be behind bars for the War on Terror. For that, he gets an A+ in my book.

Thank you for keeping us all safe for eight years, President Bush, and taking the fight where it belongs — to the terrorist scum overseas.

Too bad your domestic policy was almost indistinguishable from Zero’s though. It’s now nigh on impossible to promote Conservatism today when people say, “Well, George Bush was a Conservative, and he did such-and-such.”


154 posted on 09/04/2009 7:07:37 PM PDT by kevao (DISSENT: It's no longer patriotic.)
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To: nufsed
"Based upon your name, I would have thought you would remember Van Johnson the actor. Caine Mutiny?"

Yep, that's where it came from. It was buried somewhere in the deep recesses of my aging mind.

155 posted on 09/04/2009 7:19:35 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: OldDeckHand

Judging by his track record-—Dubya can cooperate with the dictators, show some compassion to them, backstab some truly conservative leaders (think the Specter endorsement over Toomey) etc.


156 posted on 09/04/2009 7:20:12 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Yorlik803

Amen FRiend!


157 posted on 09/04/2009 7:21:46 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; archy; backhoe; Badray; t_skoz; Becki; Jack Black; ...

CWII ping.

These fools are determined to take us down the 3rd World path.


158 posted on 09/04/2009 7:21:59 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

I miss President Bush so much.

He loved our country and he stood strong against terrorism.


159 posted on 09/04/2009 7:23:15 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: DuncanWaring

This is right out of the handbook of every dictator who ever lived: prosecute the former leaders with trumped up charges in order to show how great and “fair” that you are. We are rapidly going down the same path of 1933 Germany.


160 posted on 09/04/2009 7:25:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare will be a crap sandwich. The government will get all your bread and you get the crap.)
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To: JaneNC

Me too.


161 posted on 09/04/2009 7:26:13 PM PDT by sport
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To: OldDeckHand

Being placed behind bars is for criminals, not those with whom some in society are simply displeased with their perspectives and beliefs.

Leave it to liberals, though, who insist upon feeling sorry for criminals more than the victims to insist a former President who took actions to defend the nation be placed behind bars, while they would also glorify Michael Jackson and O J Simpson for any contrived reason whatsoever.


162 posted on 09/04/2009 7:26:49 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

It would mean war!


163 posted on 09/04/2009 7:27:22 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
It's extremely unlikely, but the Obama administration is taking its first steps along a path that could lead in that direction...
...well, they may *think* it leads in that direction, but it actually leads to something *quite different*. And they can count on it.
164 posted on 09/04/2009 7:33:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I think that BHO and his DemoNazi cronies should all be thrown in jail for the crap they are doing to this Great Country.


165 posted on 09/04/2009 7:34:42 PM PDT by KwHorn77 (Tired of the GOP being the minority party!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Could someone don the rubber suit and pass out some Depends at Kos before they fry their server?


166 posted on 09/04/2009 7:38:19 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Resident Obama: Not a President, not a Citizen, living here but from somewhere else...)
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To: PhiKapMom

Amen! If they even try to put President George W Bush under arrest, I think that might be the signal for the “end game” to begin.


167 posted on 09/04/2009 7:43:43 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: driftdiver

Show me one real conservative in the GOP aside Palin an I’ll agree with you.


168 posted on 09/04/2009 7:46:34 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Flag_This
I guess you would pursue this course only if you plan on never being out of office yourself.

Bite your tongue!

169 posted on 09/04/2009 7:47:57 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. And NEVER GIVE UP!)
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To: OldDeckHand

ROFL

when pigs fly.


170 posted on 09/04/2009 7:51:09 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: KwHorn77

The problem is that millions of idiots are hanging on his every word and move as if he were Christ himself.


171 posted on 09/04/2009 7:51:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare will be a crap sandwich. The government will get all your bread and you get the crap.)
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To: FreedomPoster
feh...
172 posted on 09/04/2009 7:51:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: yongin

They already got Scooter.


173 posted on 09/04/2009 7:58:50 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m suffering from a touch of old-timer’s disease myself.


174 posted on 09/04/2009 8:11:10 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I’ll settle for hung, shot or deported to some third-world hellhole.


175 posted on 09/04/2009 8:12:41 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: sergeantdave

Hang them alphabetically or by the numbers - either way works for me.


176 posted on 09/04/2009 8:16:22 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: OldDeckHand

There is no way he will ever end up in jail. Armed Texans will not allow it. Period.


177 posted on 09/04/2009 8:18:01 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: KwHorn77
I think that BHO and his DemoNazi cronies should all be thrown in jail for the crap they are doing to this Great Country.

Agreed,I've been saying this for months.
178 posted on 09/04/2009 8:18:30 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Woodrow Wilson should have been waterboarded.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Amen! If they even try to put President George W Bush under arrest, I think that might be the signal for the “end game” to begin.

I think he goofed on the bank bailout and was a bit loose with the purse strings, but he did keep us safe after 9/11 plus I see nothing GW Bush did that would warrant this. These people are sick and they just keep pushing and pushing. If they don't stop, someone will push back, and deservedly so, and then Hell will break loose.
180 posted on 09/04/2009 8:21:16 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Woodrow Wilson should have been waterboarded.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Remember - as long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.


181 posted on 09/04/2009 8:21:37 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I'm sure someone has said this by now, but the first thing that came to my mind is....

BANANA REPUBLIC!

182 posted on 09/04/2009 8:23:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: eleni121

not helpful.....


183 posted on 09/04/2009 8:24:51 PM PDT by grounhog (Ss grounhog)
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To: OldDeckHand

This is what CNN laughingly calls “journalism” now.


184 posted on 09/04/2009 8:26:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Cannot even imagine the fire storm that would be set off if ZERO/Holder tried to go after Pres Bush or VP Cheney. This is going to get nasty as more and more people wake up to the fraud in the WH.


185 posted on 09/04/2009 8:27:17 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Noumenon

Middle America will not take any attempt at a takeover by ZERO lying down and we will vote in 2010!


186 posted on 09/04/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: Nowhere Man

No, President Bush did NOTHING to deserve anything like what the Bush Derangement Syndrome people dream of doing to him...but they would love to keep him and VP Cheney front and center for as long as possible in order to mask from attention their many crimes against America.

THAT is the only reason they would pursue any kind of action against President Bush.

But should that occur, they need to understand, Americans cannot be brainwashed - the sleeping Giant is awake and hopefully will not go to sleep again!


187 posted on 09/04/2009 8:30:10 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: grounhog

Might not be “helful” but the facts are what they are...pesky factual entities that get in the way of mindless devotion...and all in all Bush deserves very little of that.


188 posted on 09/04/2009 8:32:46 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Squantos

“Show me one real conservative in the GOP aside Palin an I’ll agree with you.”

eh? agree with me about what.


189 posted on 09/04/2009 8:35:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mr. Silverback; Theodore R.
Any conservative who will not defend Bush against this Banana Republic BS is no friend of the Constitution

Amen, Mr. Silverback. AMEN!

This is good vs evil, and President Bush is on the side of GOOD.

Attacking him here, and not seeing the unconstitutional horror of even the threat of putting him in jail is opposing everything we value in this nation.

190 posted on 09/04/2009 8:35:48 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Mmogamer

I think Eric Holder is using the AG office to pay back every white man possible — while looking to turn loose as many black criminals as possible... clearly our AG is a bitter racist.


191 posted on 09/04/2009 8:40:42 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: eleni121
And what side of the war would you be on between the supporters of Bush and the Constitution and the Marxists trying to put him in jail?

The fact that it's not clear makes you a very scary person.

192 posted on 09/04/2009 8:40:49 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: eleni121
We're talking about "mindless devotion" to the Constitution and America here, eleni121.

What's making your decision to take sides so difficult?

193 posted on 09/04/2009 8:42:43 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: DRey
Bingo. Stupid looking moose, though.

CNN is absolutely pathetic.

194 posted on 09/04/2009 8:43:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: PhiKapMom

You will not see another free election until after the next American Civil War. Remember who you’re dealing with.


195 posted on 09/04/2009 8:44:56 PM PDT by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Flag_This

...And for a long time I have feared and believed that is exactly what he plans!


196 posted on 09/04/2009 8:46:00 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: PhiKapMom

But will the votes count correctly in every state? Remember Soros has is SoS project to turn the Secretary of State in every state into a democrat and the electronic voting machines in many states are manufactured in Venezuela and heaven knows how they program them... everyone in every state in every precinct should demand a return to optical scanning voting... it works here, is fast and you stand and watch as they tally your vote through the scanner...


197 posted on 09/04/2009 8:49:15 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: OldDeckHand
Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?

A group of typical, concerned Democrats gathers outside San Francisco City Hall to excitedly discuss the latest CNN staff editorial about the possibility of George Bush going to jail.


198 posted on 09/04/2009 8:51:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: sport

ditto


199 posted on 09/04/2009 8:57:48 PM PDT by Merlinator (Teddy in Arlington?... WTF were all the Massachusetts landfills full?)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Soros is running into problems. He sent people in to OK to rally against our SoS — only one minor problem. Our SoS has nothing to do with the elections. Our Election Board Secretary is appointed by the head of the OK Senate who is a Republican. We are not the only state.

Lot going on behind the scenes by some GOP Chairs against the fraud in elections. No money in states to buy any machines that are programmable. OK votes optical scanning which is probably why we went so heavily for McCain and against Obama. One nice thing about the recession.


200 posted on 09/04/2009 9:02:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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