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post #31 of 44
I read in one editorial that the reason why Bush didn't pardon him is so they can use his appeal process to not answer any more questions in the investigation.

I do wish that Hillary Clinton would have kept her mouth shut. It just distracted everyone from the issue.
post #32 of 44
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The problem is, if they put the REAL guy responsible for this in jail, no one would be running the country (into the ground, that is). Oh we'd still have a figurehead president, but he only has a couple of pea's in his head, masquerading for a brain. Cheney, Rove and the whole lot of them, need to be spending prison time.
Do we have a smily that is a cheering section? Because that is what this post deserves.

Pardoning is a strange thing anyway; it seems like a holdout from once being part of a monarchy... The purpose of it was meant as a responsibility to make sure laws were not becoming too rigid, not to let your friends off the hook.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post

The problem is, if they put the REAL guy responsible for this in jail, no one would be running the country (into the ground, that is). Oh we'd still have a figurehead president, but he only has a couple of pea's in his head, masquerading for a brain. Cheney, Rove and the whole lot of them, need to be spending prison time.
You GO Hope!
post #34 of 44
But the fact remains that it IS legal and Republicans AND Democrats BOTH do it.
post #35 of 44
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But the fact remains that it IS legal and Republicans AND Democrats BOTH do it.
I don't think that anyone would disagree with you on that. However, in a different time in this country this would have been treated as treason. He would have been hung.
post #36 of 44
Hung for perjury? I don't know about that one.
post #37 of 44
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Hung for perjury? I don't know about that one.
No...she said hung for Treason.
post #38 of 44
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Hung for perjury? I don't know about that one.
Hung for blocking access to the person who outed a spy during a time of war.

Here's the definition of treason: .citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].
post #39 of 44
Was he convicted for treason?
post #40 of 44
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Was he convicted for treason?
He should have been and that's the point. If this was WW2 he would have been hung.

The part of this that sickens me is that her own family didn't know what she did. She loved her country and was willing to do it's most dangerous job.
post #41 of 44
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He should have been and that's the point. If this was WW2 he would have been hung.

The part of this that sickens me is that her own family didn't know what she did. She loved her country and was willing to do it's most dangerous job.

Oh, okay, I understand now, you were giving your opinion. That's cool, that is what this forum is for.
I guess I need to go check out how many people got hung for treason during WWII and what their offenses were.
post #42 of 44
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Oh, okay, I understand now, you were giving your opinion. That's cool, that is what this forum is for.
I guess I need to go check out how many people got hung for treason during WWII and what their offenses were.
The Rosenbergs come to mind for me, although they were found guilty of espionage (sp?) instead of treason. There were others as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_and_Ethel_Rosenberg
post #43 of 44
Weren't they after WWII? Weren't they convicted of leaking the plans for the making of an Atomic Bomb?

Why does the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby come to mind?
I think I better read your link.
post #44 of 44
I know they are a little bit after WWII, but they were recruited by the Soviets in 42 and WWII ended in 45, and they were convicted in 51, so close enough They were the only American citizens that came to mind for dying because of treason (or espionage).
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