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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dept. of Sounds Good to Me: Bush administration worried about possible criminal prosecution. More from Glenn Greenwald, with particular attention to the Democrats' continued complicity in all this—which in turn points us pretty quickly back to the pessimism I expressed just last week over the FISA debacle, now with an even darker color about it:

As I was writing at the tail end of an Yglesias comment thread last night, the grandstanding you're seeing on the lefty blogs over telecom immunity seems to me to be misdirected anger over the dawning recognition that Bush and his cronies really are going to get away with everything scot free. Well, they are. Pelosi took impeachment off the table—wrongly, I think, though I understand the political calculus involved—and it's extremely unlikely there will be any substantive investigation of Bush following Obama's election. There never has been. We'll "turn the page." "For the good of the country," a criminal Republican administration will once again walk, and the really sad fact is the exact same bunch of thugs will probably pop back up yet another decade down the line to do it all again.

We lost the fight to hold Bush accountable when Pelosi took impeachment off the table.
I remain pretty skeptical that any of these people will ever face any sort of justice for what they've done, though I'd be very happy if we somehow do see it. There's still more at Amygdala, all about our learned helplessness in the face of the last eight years.