Sunday, January 18, 2009

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Officials, Dems Might Not "Have a Right to Ignore" Them, Lincoln Would Tell Them Otherwise

Nancy Pelosi, like her fellow Liberals inflicted with "Bush Derangement Syndrome", cannot let go of her hatred of George Bush.

Speaker Pelosi told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that she is receptive to prosecuting some Bush administration officials.

From Fox News:

"I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the California Democrat said. "And other things that are maybe time that is spent better looking to the future rather than to the past."

Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Friday he wants to set up a commission to look into whether the Bush administration broke the law by taking the nation to war against Iraq and instituting aggressive anti-terror initiatives. The Michigan Democrat called for an "independent criminal probe into whether any laws were broken in connection with these activities."

President-elect Barack Obama has not closed off the possibility of prosecutions, but hinted he does not favor them.

"I don't believe that anybody is above the law," he told ABC News a week ago.

"On the other hand, I also have a belief that we need to look forward as
opposed to looking backwards."

We suggest that Speaker Pelosi and Congress heed the words of Obama's hero Abraham Lincoln. In his 2nd Inaugural Address, just days away from the end of the Civil War, Lincoln called not for triumph and celebration, but for reflection and reconciliation. Instead of calling for punishment and restitution from leaders of the Confederacy, Lincoln called for healing and Reconstruction -- in other words, forgive and forget.

The conclusion to Lincoln's speech:

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.

The Anointed One must surely have read these words.

And Pelosi, Conyers and others should take these timeless words into perspective.

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