Saturday, June 7, 2008

Countdown: Shunning the Iraq War Architects

“Now, I just don’t think we can let these people back into polite society and give them jobs on university boards and corporate boards and just let them pretend that nothing ever happened when there are 4,000 Americans dead and 25,000 Americans grieviously wounded, and they’ll carry those wounds and suffer all the rest of their lives.” — Richard Clarke

Surely we all realize that it’s highly doubtful there’ll ever be any admissions of wrongdoing, let alone punishment of any kind for those who implicated in the new Senate Intelligence Committee report as having misled America into an unnecessary war. I don’t see why “prominent Democrats” have ruled out impeachment as a remedy for their crimes and misdemeanors — I believe that’s what’s prescribed in the Constitution to address this sort of abuse of power. I’m not convinced that a good shunning is going to cut it. More at ThinkProgress.