"This Is About the Law"

Last night, George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley delivered some refreshing straight-talk on the Rachel Maddow Show. Noting that conducting a criminal investigation into the authorization of torture and abuse of detainees by Bush administration officials is not only about values but is about enforcing the law, the good professor called for the appointment of a special prosecutor — just like we did:

When we talk about values, the most important one is that the president has to enforce the laws. He can‘t pick and choose who would be popular to prosecute.

… He should be appointing a special prosecutor. There is no question about that. This is the most well-defined and publicly known crime I have seen in my lifetime. There is no debate about it. There is no ambiguity. It is well known.

You‘ve got people involved who have basically admitted the elements of a war crime that we are committed to prosecuting.

…The easiest thing [for President Obama] to do is get out of the way, say, “You know what, this is not about values. This is about the law. I took an oath to God to enforce the law. And you know what, fellow? You are going to be a target of an investigation. And maybe you are not guilty. Maybe you are. But it is not for me to decide it. It‘s for a special prosecutor.”

Turley is right, and the last week we wrote to Attorney General Holder renewing our call for him to appoint an independent prosecutor. There is more than enough evidence already in the public domain to warrant a criminal investigation. And after eight years of weak oversight, Congress must do its part, too, and form its own select committee to investigate these wrongs. As Dr. Turley says, this isn't about politics. It's about the law.

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Vic Livingston

URGENT TO ATTY. GEN. ERIC HOLDER (staff, please copy and forward)

Mr. Holder: Please listen to Jonathan Turley. Appoint a special prosecutor.

The Bush-era "extrajudicial punishment network" is harming Americans and violating their civil and human rights.

This is a federally-enabled GRASSROOTS apparatus that has corrupted law enforcement nationwide and has made possible an egregious bypass of the judicial system and a denial of due process rights.


Team Obama, you MUST immediately join with GOP defenders of the Constitution to dismantle the nationwide extrajudicial punishment network...

...authoritarian bureaucrats and security/intel officers and their nationwide network of citizen vigilantes fronted by federally-funded volunteer programs.

This nationwide, Gestapo-like operation has made a mockery of the judicial system for the past eight years and has claimed many unjustly "targeted" victims from all strata of society.

Crimes against humanity are being committed across the nation via the use of so-called "directed energy (microwave radiation) weapons" which the Bush D.O.J. recently confirmed are being widely deployed to police forces nationwide.

These RADIATION weapons emit silent, pulsed bursts of various forms of radiation -- degrading and damaging the health of those on the receiving end as well as their operators.

This weaponry has NO PLACE in civilized society -- much less in the hands of security personnel who interact with the public.

The widespread deployment of this weaponry virtually assures its misuse.

Imagine if rogue actors tried to use its silent, deadly force to induce illness or to disorient, prematurely age, sicken or disable our political leaders.

Perhaps they already have.

Victims of this extrajudicial punishment network also see their finances and livelihoods expropriated and destroyed by coordinated "multi-agency action" "programs of personal destruction" that deny them due process of law while degrading their lives and destroying their families.

The IRS, under Bush-Cheney, has been transmogrified into an ideological weapon of social control and recrimination by these covert "multi-agency actions."

Obama administration officials must address these abuses IMMEDIATELY, before these affronts to the Constitution destroy more American families -- and subvert the Obama presidency.






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I think that this should be handled by the International Tribunal at the Hague
because politics would muddle things to much in the U.S.

Jeff Peterson

Do you two bloggers believe in the second ammdment? I know you believe in the first. What about the 26th. Are you going to pick and choose what the government should enforce? The current administration is a facist dictatorship. "LIVE FREE OR DIE"

Jeff Peterson

"The easiest thing [for President Obama] to do is get out of the way, say, “You know what, this is not about values. This is about the law. I took an oath to God to enforce the law. And you know what, fellow? You are going to be a target of an investigation. And maybe you are not guilty. Maybe you are. But it is not for me to decide it. It‘s for a special prosecutor.”

Wonder when he is going to go after Obama for nor enforcing the immagration laws? What about those doctors that kill babys? The "Pro Death" folks would love that. Why doesn't the ACLU support that?


Our constitution does not allow subservience to world bodies that redounds to individual Americans that I am aware of.

You can be sure Holder will do nothing decisive but pander to the media, which govt and academe are complicit with.

Study the origination of the General Education Board, and understand why Leno's college grads on the street cant name all 3 branches for one. Study Edward Bernays govt & industry "works".

What Americans fail to realize is that while our govt maybe the head of the octopus, its brain and control comes from the masters of the universe who control the whole world's money with the paper they stole the peoples gold with.

The Morgan/Dems vs the Rockefeller/Reps, some of banking's fiercest and most powerful competitors joined hands in the FEDERAL RESERVE they created after King Geo III's model that had him so broke it caused the revolution.

The world's most powerful elite conspirators centered in, and decendent from, the Rothschild banking empire, with wealth beyond the belief of mere mortals, has systematically since before they grabbed the BofE, been taking over control of most nations banks on the planet (except the finally vanquished beligerents like the murdered Czar & his familyhis wife and children - and NOT for the good of the people anywhere. (do a search on David Rockefeller - see how many digs he's got WW - and one of the world's only men to fly to Moscow whenever he wanted during the "cold war" in part of his power's creation, WW2 & the WW1 that practially guaranteed it.

Our history is twisted by the powers that write it, then disseminate in our mandatory indoctrinations and near fully owned media - the newspapers of clout of which they bought controlling interests over 100 years ago.

These same people are responsible for the regulations via their bought and emplaced govt puppets, (Reagan, Clinton Bush's, McCain & Obama come most immediately to mind), that make them cartel monopolies with guaranteed profits and splendidly profitable govt contracts for what Americans would never demand to begin with, unless cowed by every panic and war created since the revolution.

Bankers learned wars made them the most money possible, lending to both sides at once doubly so, but through different branches. ie Napolean was financed by the French Rothschilds and Wellington by Nathan R in the sovereign City of London eventually under his control.

There is real history to be found apart from what govt and its benefitted cheerleaders have inculcated the nation with:

Those who understand our future depends in a renewed freedom of peace and prosperity based on a unalderated constituion govt stays bond to instead of the current situation of elite power using it to put us in servitude to the Davos crowd of presumpters over our lives, depends on understanding who really pulls Americas strings while there is still time to act.

The struggle is ALWAYS to keep govt small so power cant use it to rob the pockets and lives of the many who actually produce. Think of power & govt as as a gang of ticks, who cast off other ticks if their bloodsucking brings host too near death to further support them. They are much smarter and deviant than ticks. When in history was power ever not?

As a lover of authentic freedom where no one owns any piece of me, nor I a smidge in ALL the rest (socialism) I hope these can be the start of your very own political duopoly Bulls**t Detector.

The Creature from Jelyll Island a Second Look at the Federal Reserve by Ed Griffin

Still Don't Believe In The New World Order?


Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

Big Business and the Rise of American Statism

The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part I (video)

The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part II (video)

Despotism Loves Company: The Story of Roosevelt and Stalin by Soviet defector Yuri Maltsev

The Economics of the New Deal and World War II

Roosevelt's WWII Policies of Unconditional Surrender and the Morgenthau Plan

Six Months that Changed the World

The New Deal and the Displacement of the Morgans

The New Deal

What Is Fascism?

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

Thank Goodness for FDR's Tax Cut

Teddy Roosevelt and the Origins of the Modern Welfare-Warfare State

The Truth about the Great Depression (video)

Civil Rights and Statism

Bolshevism and Democratic Socialism

The Warren Commision: A Rothbardian Analysis

Labor and Unions

Interventionism (Rent Control, Wage Laws, Unions, Tariffs)

Labor Unions and the Minimum Wage: A Debate

The Marx Nobody Knows

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

anonymous writer

In reference to Comment #1:

The author of Comment #1 wrote (in one of his articles:

"Be bright, be brief, be gone."

(What exactly is his point? The truth is certainly obscured...)


I guess the ACLU doesnt care about truth NOR FREE SPEECH because you deleted my post?

What for please?


Oops - dere it is. Scratch my last and thank you.


Perhaps we should get on with current business of the government and stop wasting time in the past. I for one do not relish spending the next 4 years listening to this over and over and over again.

Vic Livingston

TO: #6 anon writer

Who would engage in such "Vic-ology?"

Oh, I get it; it's your JOB.

But should it be done on the public's dime?

Aren't there laws against this sort of thing?


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