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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:19 PM
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President could get a 165 year prison sentence, a $330,000 fine, or both.
Edited on Fri Aug-18-06 07:20 PM by originalpckelly
Yeah, that is if the prosecutors are easy and don't do the individual counts based upon each authorization of the illegal NSA warrantless spying program. He could have pay millions in fines if the prosecutors decide to charge him for every person who has been illegally wiretapped. (And depending on the number of people wiretapped, the President could also be punished with a 1,000+ year prison sentence.)

So could anyone else who participated in the illegal wiretapping. They may also be charged with conspiracy to commit a criminal offense.

That is why they are fighting so hard for this program; they are in some DEEP SHIT if the recent decision in this matter is upheld on appeal. These people are so lucky that they have a (Corrupt-Authoritarian) Republican Congress, or they would be in the slammer as we speak.

That is why they are fighting so hard for Congress. (Of course there is the high probability that no impeachment proceedings will begin because our weasels don't want to look weak on national security.)
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:23 PM
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1. That's exactly where these criminals belong.. behind bars.
I hope congress grows some balls. People don't like the idea of the govt tapping their phones.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:24 PM
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2. If this were to happen., * would just grab on to one of those
flying pigs and ride it out of the slammer.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:24 PM
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3. Well, ya gotta admit...
Our weasels are somewhat less odious than their weasels. That's what makes me proud to be a Democrat!!
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:40 PM
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9. tell that to mlk et al nt
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:26 PM
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4. Don't tease me.
I love fantasies as much as the next guy, and this is one hell of an attractive one, but I know that none of these bastards will get so much as a slap on the wrist for anything they've done during their reign of error.

It's nice to dream, though.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:31 PM
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5. Do we get to hand him over to the International Criminal Court after...
So they can prosecute him for his war crimes too(the simple act of invading a sovereign country that wasn't presenting an imminent threat)? Seems to me such crimes should apply both separately and cumulatively for each and every person that dies as a consequence of the act.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:34 PM
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6. What a lovely fantasy.
I doubt it will happen, but I do love imagining Bush and Cheney breaking rocks in the yard at Leavenworth.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:34 PM
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7. ya know, when Nixon was in trouble and there was talk of him
going to prison for his cromes, I really believed that no American President should ever go to prison. Impeach them, fine them, sanction them, but NOT JAIL!

NOW, I have to honestly say this one deserves to be behind bars!

I am very sad for my Country and what he has done to destroy so much.

I've never really hated anyone ever in my life, but now.......
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:38 PM
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8. 5th K&R!
This is one of my favorite dreams!
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peacemon Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:48 PM
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10. Its Time to GO
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Starfury Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 07:58 PM
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11. I wish, but he'll just pardon himself
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larrysh Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 08:15 PM
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12. Supreme Court will ultimately overturn this ...there his guys!!!!!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 08:26 PM
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13. It Will Certainly Make For An Interesting Opinion Either Way
When this case hits the Court, and you can bet it will, the opinion that results will mark either the rebirth or death of this nation.

This isn't about spying or wiretapping. This is about the rule of law.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:06 AM
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18. If they do, that's the point we legally become a dictatorship.
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 08:30 PM
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14. As IF...
those a$$holes care nothing about the country, the Constitution, the law, you or me...none of those bastards will pay for their crimes in this life.

Jenn
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 08:46 PM
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15. Like old Kenny Boy...
but I wanted to remind people of the seriousness of the crimes.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 09:02 PM
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16. I think i can make an exception to my opposition to the death penalty
just this one time ;)
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:59 AM
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19. If I weren't against the death penalty, I'd say ultimate poetic justice
Edited on Sat Aug-19-06 12:59 AM by Phredicles
would be for Bush to end up strapped to a gurney on the White House lawn.

*sigh*

But since I am against the death penalty, I would cheerfully settle for the 165 years in prison thing.

Or maybe he and Saddam could be cell-mates at The Hague (cue "Odd Couple" theme...)?
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 10:05 AM
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21. Saddam could sodomize him!!
:rofl:

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 12:03 AM
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17. I'm an atheist, but...
Oh GodOhGodOhGod, please make the Chimp suffer for the suffering he's caused others....
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 02:01 AM
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20. Not a chance in Hades
Oh, I'd love to see the whole Bush cartel behind bars, but considering how many D's are standing behind Lieberman ......... well I would not pin my hopes on the Democrats having the ovaries to throw GW in San Quentin.
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