Potential Prosecution of Bush DOJ Officials

In an interview with Chris Wallace, Nancy Pelosi, has indicated her willingness to investigate former Bush DOJ officials for “warrantless wire-tapping” and “torture” of known terrorists.

From the Politico,

The Politico-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she was open to pursuing investigations of abuses by the Bush Justice Department.

“I think that we have to learn from the past and we cannot let the politicizing, for example, of the Justice Department, to go unreviewed,” Pelosi said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Past is prologue. We learn from it.”

Pelosi told host Chris Wallace she thought the Obama administration would be open to scrutinizing the Bush White House, as House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has urged. read more…

Last Sunday on “This Week,” Obama spoke with George Stephanopoulos about a question posed on his website, www.change.gov, concerning the prosecution of Bush administration official’s “gravest crimes.”

Obama’s response,

This Week– “We’re still evaluating how we’re going to approach the whole issue of interrogations, detentions, and so forth. And obviously we’re going to look at past practices. And I don’t believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand, I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. And part of my job is to make sure that for example at the CIA, you’ve got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep Americans safe. I don’t want them to suddenly feel like they’ve got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering up. read more…

The key point here is the relentless Democratic pursuit of revenge against the Bush administration and its officials. Congressman John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released a 500 page report supposedly detailing the egregious Bush DOJ offenses committed. The report calls for a “blue ribbon panel” to fully investigate administration activities, and independent criminal probes.

The Department of Justice fired back with detailed documentation, of their own, recapping the President’s Constitutional authorities and responsibility to protect the nation when it is threatened at home and abroad.

These people, especially in Congress, are dangerously naieve about the world they live in. Glad to know we have elected officials, whom I thought were sworn to protect us, willing to sacrifice the safety of the American people for their pitiful quest of political vengeance.