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Old 12-22-2008, 02:15 PM
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Originally Posted by Fred314X View Post
Cheney made his little admission mostly out of sheer arrogance; he doesn't think that he's going to go through any kind of war crimes trial. You can bet that if such a thing should happen, he'd be claiming that he was "misinterpreted."

I wonder if Presidential pardons must be made public? Or is it possible he leaves office with a secret 'pre-emptive' pardon?
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:43 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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Originally Posted by burdell View Post
I wonder if Presidential pardons must be made public? Or is it possible he leaves office with a secret 'pre-emptive' pardon?
I think there may be a difference--a huge, gaping difference--between what is done officially and what is done unofficially...

Remember that back in 1974, after Spiro Agnew resigned the Vice Presidency, Nixon appointed Gerald Ford. Then Nixon wound up resigning and Ford (the man who hadn't been elected) immediately granted a pardon to Nixon. I always wondered if that pardon was a pre-condition to Ford's getting the appointment as Vice President.

On the other hand, President Obama won't be in a similar position of owing anything to Dick Cheney.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by burdell View Post
No, he's just a dick
I want to be both of those dicks get waterboarded. They would hold up about as well as their daughters would.
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