Obama Administration May Allow Bush Administration To Plead Guilty
The Obama administration is considering a change in the law to deal with calls for war crime trials that would clear the way for Bush Administration officials that could be facing the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial.
The provision could permit prosecutors to avoid airing the details of brutal interrogation techniques as well as the embarrassing takeover of the Bush administration by Vice President Dick Cheney to create false ties between Sadaam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden that led to an invasion of Iraq and hundreds of thousands of deaths.
“It would certainly make it easier on Cheney who has got to be suffering any number of humiliating injuries in his almost daily effort to contort the truth,” said legal expert Jonathan Turley. “The denials by the Vice President of what he said when we have actual video proof that he said them, alone could cause more muscle pulls than a 35 year old NFL running back.”
The provision could also allow the Vice President (buttressed by his daughter, Liz Cheney, showing up for a myriad of TV interviews defending her dad) and Condoleezza Rice to be charged with ignoring all terrorist attack warnings by memos from the Bush Administration’s chief counter-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke sent to the former National Security Advisor Rice.
“Really,” said Turley. “Would you want to be Rice when a real jury - not like the 9-11 Commission - hears that you didn’t think the warning in an August 6, 2001 President’s Daily Brief entitled ‘Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US’ that included information that terrorists were planning to ram jumbo jets into buildings, was all that important? This would be humiliating, let alone allowing the deaths of nearly 3000 Americans. Talk about being red-faced.”
“This is just another unfair attack on my father,” claimed Liz Cheney. “Just fill in the the rest of the blanks where I bludgeon the truth with a jackhammer powered by arrogance and misinformation.”
In another legal possibility, producers of the film, “The Manchurian Candidate,” are considering suing the creators of former president George W. Bush for theft of intellectual property.