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And frankly, he’s got a solid argument. Check out the video here.
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?
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.
Frankly, it’s hard for me to get past Maher’s history of misogyny to even listen to his argument.
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