Friday, July 18, 2008

Send Karl Rove to prison

Robert Greenwald and the never-say-die folks at Brave New Films have put together this primer on the issues:

In a statement announcing the release of the video and the accompanying petition project, Greenwald writes:

All we have to do is pressure the 40 members of the House Judiciary Committee, make them hold Rove in contempt and send him to jail. We've never had such a direct opportunity to hold Rove accountable. No, this is not enough punishment for his years and years of crimes, but it's a huge start, and will send a very clear message to the entire Bush administration.

I'm sympathetic--believe me, I'm sympathetic--but any sentence about making a member of the Bush Mafia face justice that begins with the words "All we have to do is . . . " has a pretty starry-eyed view of the last two years of the HJC in action (and we won't bother mentioning the six years before that).

Also, let's be clear about one other thing: If the thought of letting Rove see a little time behind bars--even if it's only an hour or two, while he waits for Ted Olson to personally post his bail--pleases you because it sends a message to the entire Bush administration, I'm glad for you. Personally, I don't think the administration gives a crap about any message it gets sent (ask the EPA).

I think the reason for sending Karl Rove to prison for breaking the law is to send Karl Rove to prison for breaking the law.

1 comment:

Arty said...

Why is Karl Rove walking around un- chained? He, Bush, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Gonzales, Yu, Laura Bush as an accomplice to war crimes, Pearle, all must be arrested. America hungers for justice to prove that this is a land of laws and not men.
How did these frail little men grab so much power? Who is giving them this power? Treasonous acts against the American people and people of the world.