Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Maher Calls Bush and Cheney Traitors

And frankly, he’s got a solid argument. Check out the video here.

Comments

  1. #1 David Durant
    March 26, 2007

    Interesting – not being remotely educated in American history is their any precedent of a candidate for the Presidency running on a ticket of promising to prosecute their predecessor for treason?

    More likely, is there a Presidential “Get out of Jail Free” rule that means that someone leaving the oval office can’t be arrested for what they did during their term?

  2. #2 James
    March 27, 2007

    I wouldn’t call it a solid argument. Incompetence isn’t treason and if they don’t have enough evidence to prosecute the leaker of the agent’s identity, I don’t see how there can be enough to prosecute Bush or Cheney.

    Of course he doesn’t actually call them traitors, merely unpatriotic. That it easier to demonstrate, but the ide that a politicians’s primary loyalty is to themself is hardly news.

    David: I don’t know about US law, but generally the only crimes heads of states are punished for are:
    1) Allowing your country to be conquered.
    2) Giving aid and comfort to the losing side of a domestic civil war.
    3) Negligently permitting a domestic revolution or coup d’teat to occur on their watch.

  3. #3 Melody
    March 27, 2007

    Frankly, it’s hard for me to get past Maher’s history of misogyny to even listen to his argument.