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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.

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To: OldDeckHand

George W. Bush behind bars, like George W. Bush being impeached, is a crazy-leftist fantasy. I don’t think even the Obama administration is stupid enough to try to imprison a former president for his policy decisions.


201 posted on 09/04/2009 9:18:33 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: ohioWfan

Go get em :-)


202 posted on 09/04/2009 9:23:32 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Sudetenland

Mine too. Have gun...will travel. Can you just see a tent city of armed patriots on W’s ranch. Libtards are just so stupid. I keep envisioning some little pale panty-waisted guy in his Birkenstocks and Che t-shirt poking a sleeping Pit bull. That Pit bull is waking up and there is going to be a whole lot of wee-weeing going on.


203 posted on 09/04/2009 9:23:50 PM PDT by Merlinator (Teddy in Arlington?... WTF were all the Massachusetts landfills full?)
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To: Irish Rose

Obama doesn’t have an administration, the administration has him. This guy is in way over his head and he is just doing what the teleprompter tells him


204 posted on 09/04/2009 9:25:44 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: ohioWfan

How have you been my long lost friend?


205 posted on 09/04/2009 9:28:54 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Yo Obambi...turn around is fair play. Don’t go down that rabbit hole lest you find yourself stuck in it.


206 posted on 09/04/2009 9:29:06 PM PDT by ak267
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To: eleni121
How wonderful it is to see the support and respect President always receives even from the conservatives that disagreed with his policies.

Did I need to add the sarc' tag?!?

207 posted on 09/04/2009 9:35:13 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: OldDeckHand

If it does, I can’t wait to get President Clinton and 0bama into jail for their corruption when we get a REAL conservative in the White House next time.

0bama eats poop.


208 posted on 09/04/2009 9:40:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Liberals have an inability to value good character or to desire it for themselves.)
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To: PhiKapMom

The more I’ve thought about this the more convinced I am voting needs to stay on paper/optical scanner and not electronic machines... too many crooks and too easy to change things....


209 posted on 09/04/2009 9:55:15 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Exactly! We have the ones that draw lines between arrows — works really good.


210 posted on 09/04/2009 9:59:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: top 2 toe red

You’re talking to a Putin loyalist. Take it for what it’s worth.


211 posted on 09/04/2009 10:12:08 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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The Libs don't know what to do next.

Silly fools.

I miss GW and First Lady Laura. When will we have that kind of class back on Penn Ave?

212 posted on 09/04/2009 11:21:16 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: OldDeckHand

That would be the ultimate irony.


213 posted on 09/05/2009 12:28:11 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: OldDeckHand
Hey! Don't look over there at the overtaking of the medical industry.

Don't look at the takeover of the banking industry!

Do not let your mind wander to the government takeover of the auto industry!

And do not pay any attention to the takeover of the industry, local and commercial, of the producers of the very foodstuffs you sustain yourselves with!

You don't have to bother yourselves with the loss of your very freedom to live, when we can entertain you with "BACK TO THE PAST - LET'S BUST BUSH" brought to you as a kindly diversion by your loving government.

That will be all.


214 posted on 09/05/2009 12:28:23 AM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: lonestar

49 ... do I hear ... 48 ... 47 ... commencing countdown until the balance starts to shift upward, independent of Washington.


215 posted on 09/05/2009 12:30:07 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: OldDeckHand

It most likely is planned as a way to flush people out of the CIA who not Obamamaniacs so that Ob can think that he also owns the CIA. (Funny, the word Obamamaniacs got through spell check. The English language on FR is on to him.)


216 posted on 09/05/2009 1:10:54 AM PDT by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: dfwgator
You know, I’d love to see them try...oh please...oh please...make my day.

Obama just opened the door to future administrations doing the same thing to him. Bad kharma.

217 posted on 09/05/2009 2:56:28 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: dfwgator

Inner city gang members typically don’t respond well to being directed or led - they tend to go their own way. Additionally when they shoot it is spray and hope (I would say pray, but not likely) that they hit something. They tend to prefer face to face combat with their gang backing them up.

From 500 yards my .222 is deadly accurate, I don’t waste ammo. One shot, one kill. Their paltry 9’s and .40’s are useless at that range.

Bring em on!


218 posted on 09/05/2009 4:41:59 AM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Theodore R.
No, the racist black voters, ACORN thugs, and guilt-ridden white voters are responsible for the 2008 election.

Along with Theodore R. and his cadre of Bush Bashers right here on FR!

219 posted on 09/05/2009 5:05:26 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: OldDeckHand

No, Bush or Cheney would not end up behind bars...

BUT THE EVENDENTIARY INFORMATION THAT HOLDER OBTAINS IN HIS INVESTIGATION CAN AND MOST LIKELY WILL BE PROVIDED TO A WORLD COURT THAT COULD BRING CHARGES AGAINST THEM, AND IF CONVICTED THEY WOULD BE TARGETS FOR INTERNATIONAL BOUNTY HUNTERS. THEY COULD NEVER LEAVE THE USA FOR FEAR OF SOME COUNTRY ARRESTING THEM AS SOON AS THEY LAND THERE.


220 posted on 09/05/2009 5:08:26 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying for -16 today.)
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To: sport

MAJOR BUMP!


221 posted on 09/05/2009 5:15:52 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: VRWCTexan
(we will march on DC first - armed to the teeth)

One week from today -- Saturday September 12, 2009 -- we will see if the American people have the guts for any of this! If they don't come out now, they never will, IMHO.

222 posted on 09/05/2009 5:33:01 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: kevao
And Zero is in the White House because of him.

NO! As I said upthread, you Bush Bashers are every bit as responsible for that piece of work as ACORN and their vote fraud tactics. Quit blaming President Bush for everything and look in a mirror!

223 posted on 09/05/2009 5:45:12 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: eleni121

Oh dear God ... another one!


224 posted on 09/05/2009 5:49:04 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: JaneNC

BUMP!


225 posted on 09/05/2009 5:49:39 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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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.


Include the sobs that voted for him and I am with you.


226 posted on 09/05/2009 5:51:53 AM PDT by sport
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To: OldDeckHand

He will be dead before W is behind bars


227 posted on 09/05/2009 5:57:31 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khital)
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To: Squantos
Show me one real conservative in the GOP aside Palin an I’ll agree with you.

Duncan L. Hunter
Duncan D. Hunter
Alan Keyes
James Inhofe
Michele Bachmann
Jim DeMint
Sam Johnson
Steve King
Jeff Sessions (notwithstanding his comments on Sotomayor )
Tom Coburn (notwithstanding recent actions and support of McCain)

I know there are a couple more somewhere, I just can't think of them at the moment.

228 posted on 09/05/2009 6:04:42 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oh, man! That’s a GOOD one, as much as anything because I can see it happening!


229 posted on 09/05/2009 6:06:58 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I long for the days when advertisers didn't constantly ask about the health of my genital organs.)
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To: Nowhere Man
I think he goofed on the bank bailout and was a bit loose with the purse strings

Do a little research. The "bank bailout" was not a goof and was absolutely necessary at the time to stop the complete economic collapse of the US and thus the world economy.

CONgre$$ controlls the purse strings, not the executive. And please don't go the he could have vetoed route unless you know exactly what else was in the bills and the history behind them.

230 posted on 09/05/2009 6:13:03 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
But will the votes count correctly in every state?

Of course not! Jennifer Brunner, SoS for Ohio should be behind bars!

231 posted on 09/05/2009 6:18:35 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: MJY1288
Obama doesn’t have an administration, the administration has him. This guy is in way over his head and he is just doing what the teleprompter tells him

No truer words.....

Good to "see" you again, MJY!

232 posted on 09/05/2009 6:21:38 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: glock rocks

Sad but true! Thanks for the post!


233 posted on 09/05/2009 6:24:06 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: MJY1288
MJY!!!!!! My dear, dear friend!! I'm doing very well. And you??

(Still maniacal Bush haters around here, I see. Can't even defend our honorable President when he's being attacked by Marxist thugs. PATHETIC LITTLE PEOPLE!!)

234 posted on 09/05/2009 6:40:14 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Just A Nobody
I'm still in shock that ANYONE, no matter how deep the hatred for a man of utter integrity, George W. Bush, could not respond in horror to Marxist thugs threatening to put him in jail.

What is missing in a person's soul that the FIRST response they have to this unConstitutional travesty, is to attack the target of the Marxists?

I truly believe some of these pathological Bush haters are long term trolls here who don't have a conservative bone in their bodies.

235 posted on 09/05/2009 6:45:52 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

The problem with what Obama did with the CIA is that you can’t control where a Special Prosecutor goes.

This thing will have unlimited money. Of course, the CIA guys will say they were following orders, and the SP Office will walk back the cat up the chain of command. I know I would.

This is being done to appease the Left in case Obama has to take defeat on HC and Cap and Trade. The Left wants Bush, and Obama will give him to them.

Best,

Chris


236 posted on 09/05/2009 6:46:03 AM PDT by section9
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To: top 2 toe red

“How wonderful it is to see the support and respect President always receives even from the conservatives that disagreed with his policies.”

It’s the same support and respect any liberal politician should receive from conservatives.


237 posted on 09/05/2009 6:54:24 AM PDT by Favor Center (Targets up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: section9

“The Left wants Bush, and Obama will give him to them.”

Soros wants W and TOTUS will try to give him to it......

Sock puppet reads what he’s supposed to do.

This will fail. Ft. Hood is in Texas, with Ft. Sill in OK. THere’s the US Army and Hood. That’s all you need to know. Benning and Bragg can join in when they want to.


238 posted on 09/05/2009 6:54:54 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Favor Center
So rather than supporting Bush (pro-life, pro=military, conservative judges, moral, man of integrity), you will attack him and ignore the Marxist thugs trying to take him down.

Pseudo-conservatives. Every one of you. EVERY one of you.

239 posted on 09/05/2009 7:01:45 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

“PATHETIC LITTLE PEOPLE!!”

Bush was another LBJ who tried to sink the GOP and may have succeeded (not that the GOP didn’t work on that too). What is there to defend? You think you’re the bigger person for defending someone who sided with Teddy Kennedy against his own party? If being honorable means holding to the oath you took, then Bush was not honorable - he SIGNED CFR after saying he KNEW it was unconstitutional.

He was an LBJ or an FDR, not a Reagan. He believed government was the solution and should be bigger. That is indefensible.

I would oppose this witch hunt on legal grounds if against even Clinton (and Clinton probably DID do things that were illegal, not just unconstitutional like Bush), but I would defend the Office of the President, not the particular politician who occupies or occupied it.


240 posted on 09/05/2009 7:07:45 AM PDT by Favor Center (Targets up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: dfwgator
They will recruit from inner city gangs.

Then it will be sure victory. These inner city minority gang thugs only attack when they outnumber their victims 10 to 1, who are unarmed. These 0bozo thug bastards will scatter like mice & vermin, as soon as they run up against armed citizens who are determined to reclaim OUR country.

241 posted on 09/05/2009 7:11:16 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: ohioWfan

And I’m talkng about the SCARY mindless devotion to bush.

This country goes on its merry wasy ignoring, rewriting, reinterpreting the constitution and then when their fake conservative is on the hot seat get all in a tizzy.


242 posted on 09/05/2009 7:13:03 AM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Merlinator

“Can you just see a tent city of armed patriots on W’s ranch.”

That wouldn’t help much Bush now lives in Dallas.


243 posted on 09/05/2009 7:15:09 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: ohioWfan
I'm still in shock that ANYONE, no matter how deep the hatred for a man of utter integrity, George W. Bush, could not respond in horror to Marxist thugs threatening to put him in jail.

There was a time I was in shock...not any more.
It is disgusting and evil that these "people" cannot rise above it all and join us to defeat the utter destruction we are now facing from the communists in the highest places of power in our country.

244 posted on 09/05/2009 7:16:55 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: ohioWfan

“So rather than supporting Bush (pro-life, pro=military, conservative judges, moral, man of integrity), you will attack him and ignore the Marxist thugs trying to take him down.”

Was he pro-life? Hard to tell. He said he was. His wife wasn’t. Pro-military? Worn-out equipment from overuse and no money to replace it and back-to-back deployments because he wouldn’t fight the war, but became Wilsonian on DEMOCRACY! Maybe, maybe not. Moral? He violated his oath of office. Man of integrity? Maybe. Maybe not. I only have his policies with which to judge him. Not sure he was honest with us when he ran on SS reform and then decided to spend his political capital on amnesty.

Matthew 7:16 comes to mind.


245 posted on 09/05/2009 7:19:08 AM PDT by Favor Center (Targets up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: Favor Center
Just one question, FC.

Did you read this article? Do you know what it's talking about?

What is the point of arguing political opinion about an honorable man when our whole country is going down? When we have a Marxist in the WH?

My question is about your priorities.

btw, if you can't see any good in George W. Bush, then your eyes are sealed shut. If you can't defend the sanctity of life, the honoring and respect of our military, the incredible judges appointed, then you are missing some basic priorities.

I'm sorry. But you are.

246 posted on 09/05/2009 7:19:40 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: eleni121
My mind is fully engaged, eleni.

That's why I can see that your emotions are out of control.

Try thinking for a change instead of reacting in mindless anger.

We are under attack by Marxists and thugs, and you can't even focus on the evil at hand because of your feelings against Bush.

THINK!

247 posted on 09/05/2009 7:22:09 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Favor Center
If you observed President Bush one single day, you would have seen the fruit of his redemption in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. As a believer, it would have been impossible to miss.

It is impossible to debate with someone who is so clearly ignorant, so I will leave this discussion with the things I have already said.

May God bless and protect President Bush from ALL his enemies, especially the Marxist anti-American thugs in the WH who hate him BECAUSE of his morality and strength.

248 posted on 09/05/2009 7:25:31 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

“What is the point of arguing political opinion about an honorable man when our whole country is going down? When we have a Marxist in the WH?”

Because our country is going down and the man you adore helped. He was not an honorable man. He violated his oath.

“If you can’t defend the sanctity of life, the honoring and respect of our military, the incredible judges appointed, then you are missing some basic priorities.”

Abortion is still legal, the military was used for nation-building (something the man ran against - another lie), we had to force the issue on one of those judges.

If you are blind to the trillions added to our debt, and the expansion of government (DHS, NCLB, Medicare-D) under a “Republican” then you truly are blinded by devotion to Bush the PERSON and are unable to see anything beyond him.

That the current guy is an order of magnitude worse does not excuse Bush.


249 posted on 09/05/2009 7:26:55 AM PDT by Favor Center (Targets up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: Just A Nobody
As you know, I've been away a while, so seeing this blind hatred really does shock me.

The lack of priorities, the lack of conservatism, the lack of values, the lack of concern for the Constitution in people who call themselves conservatives, is overwhelming.

250 posted on 09/05/2009 7:27:28 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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