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Crime and Punishment?

Saturday, December 13th 11:10pm Dear Diary, In thinking back over my last diary entry, where I talked about whether Barack will invoke the Executive Privilege, so often used by George W. Bush, I can’t help but wonder what will happen once Bush leaves office. Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales have already been indicted in Texas for abusing prisoners in federal detention centers. Cheney was indicted for showing a conflict in interest and engaging in organized criminal activity related to his investment in the Vanguard Group, one of the private companies running these the prisons. If that’s not enough, Gonzales was indicted for using his position to stop an investigation in 2006 into abuses at one of the privately-run prisons. And in my opinion, this just the tip of a very deep and very criminal iceberg. But what happens when Bush leaves office? George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and several others in the Bush Administration should be at least indicted for the host of crimes they’ve committed, from misuse of office and abuse of power to war crimes and treason. But will they? Bush might claim that he and the members of his administration are forever protected under the umbrella of Executive Privilege. In a just world, Bush should have been impeached long ago. After all, Clinton was impeached for lying about having sex. Think of all that the Bush Administration has done. In fact, when we compare all that to the petty crimes of Blagojevich,  one can see who are the truly corrupt politicians. I wonder if Bush and his administration will have to pay for their crimes like other criminals. Until next time, Joe the Veep