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Nader: Obama should be impeached for 'war crimes'
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/20/2011 2:37:00 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nader: Obama should be impeached for 'war crimes' By Jordan Fabian - 03/20/11 03:47 PM ET

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader says that President Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate said in an interview that aired Friday that Obama has committed "war crimes" on the same level as President Bush.

"Why don't we say what's on the minds of many legal experts; that the Obama administration is committing war crimes and if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached," Nader said in an interview with the anti-war Democracy Now! organization.

Nader's comments came before the U.S. launched military strikes into Libya on Saturday but are among the toughest criticisms Obama has endured from the left.

The consumer advocate participated in an anti-war demonstration outside the White House this weekend, during which over 100 protesters were arrested.

The U.S. sought the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution and commitments from European and Arab nations before taking action in Libya to thwart the country's leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, from killing civilians amidst a rebellion against his regime.

Nader's comments, however, were mainly directed at Obama's prosecution of the Afghanistan war. Some liberal activists have objected to Obama's decision to escalate the war and are unhappy with government's treatment of Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking classified documents to the organization WikiLeaks.

"[Bush officials] were considered war criminals by many people. Now Barack Obama is committing the same crimes," Nader said. "In fact, worse ones in Afghanistan. Innocents are being slaughtered, we are creating more enemies, he is violating international law."

Obama appears to be facing growing resistance from the left over his administration's foreign policy.

Anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore sharply criticized the president's authorization of military strikes in Libya and a cadre of liberal House Democrats are questioning the constitutionality of the Libya operation.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: libya; nader; obama; warcrimes
Aw.........
1 posted on 03/20/2011 2:37:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They are coming out of the woodwork now LoL


2 posted on 03/20/2011 2:40:02 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like Obama is rallying the base.


3 posted on 03/20/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sub-Driver

He may be wrong but it’s a good stick your finger in the wind indication. When’s Obama coming home?


4 posted on 03/20/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sub-Driver

Right. If they impeach him for war crimes for which this AH would get off, that would lead to same for Bush, wouldn’t it and that’s what the left really want.


5 posted on 03/20/2011 2:40:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Nader runs again.


6 posted on 03/20/2011 2:41:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 03/20/2011 2:41:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let the Dems bring the charges forward.
Boehner is an idiot if he trys to lead the charge on this.


8 posted on 03/20/2011 2:41:59 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Right. If they impeach him for war crimes for which this AH would get off, that would lead to same for Bush,

Kind of hard to impeach Bush now.

9 posted on 03/20/2011 2:42:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

>>Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader says that President Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

>>Anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore sharply criticized the president’s authorization of military strikes in Libya and a cadre of liberal House Democrats are questioning the constitutionality of the Libya operation.

I’m impressed! Some liberals still have a shred of integrity. Most of the rank-and-file libs that I’ve spoken to in the last 48 hours insist that this is “different” than what Bush did.


10 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:03 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: mylife
Let the Dems bring the charges forward

I agree

11 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sub-Driver

What about high crimes and treason against America! BTW who the hell is this Commie Muslim Bastard anyway???


12 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:31 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, for once I agree with this idiot Nader.


13 posted on 03/20/2011 2:44:21 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whoo Hoo - now the Lefties are devouring their own children. My My.


14 posted on 03/20/2011 2:44:45 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hearty LOL!!!!!


15 posted on 03/20/2011 2:45:17 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: dfwgator

little quick on the draw. Meant try him for war crimes.

Does that make sense?


16 posted on 03/20/2011 2:46:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

If they want to try Bush for war crimes, all I can say is, “Bring it on, bitches.”


17 posted on 03/20/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TribalPrincess2U

You can’t retroactively impeach someone.


18 posted on 03/20/2011 2:49:23 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: 23 Everest

He neglected to say anything about the lack of Congressional authorization. He couldn’t, fearing his Bush analogy would fall flat.


19 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:15 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever it takes to get this Kenyan bastard squatter and his squatting family out of our house.


20 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:20 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: mylife
Boehner is an idiot if he trys to lead the charge on this.

When has anyone ever suggested that's going to happen?

Say what you will about Nader, but he sticks to his guns and the man is consistent. Sure, he's a commie and he's nuts, but he has 'integrity' and you always know where he stands. Obama, on the other hand, not so much.

Most of the left just wanted Bush to be jailed or executed on ideological grounds. They didn't really believe all that crap about Bush eating Iraqi babies, etc. They don't really care about poor Iraqis or Afghanis. Their 'outrage' was fueled entirely by their derangement and their politics.
21 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:30 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: GAB-1955

see post #16


22 posted on 03/20/2011 2:51:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: lmr

All I am saying is let the far left “Own this”


23 posted on 03/20/2011 2:53:19 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Sub-Driver

Have we ever gone to war without an oval office message?


24 posted on 03/20/2011 2:53:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

Ralph Nader is a old commie loon but at least he’s consistent. This kind of accusation from the left (who pays attention to Ralph Nader?) is the price Obama is willing to pay to appear ‘centrist’ and ‘tough’ on middle eastern dictators. He knows the left has no one else to go to (that matters) so he’ll risk some hostility from a few lefties to convince many Americans that he is is ‘a leader’. I don’t buy it for a second.


25 posted on 03/20/2011 2:54:50 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Sub-Driver
If hussein obama deserves to be prosecuted for anything regarding Iraq and Afghanistan it should be his insane, treasonous, and ridiculous ROE that are getting our troops wounded and killed at a record pace.
26 posted on 03/20/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The larger contingent of the left will be very quite about Obama wars.

Just as they quickly went silent on Bradley Manning’s treatment.


27 posted on 03/20/2011 2:57:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: dfwgator

You know getting Bush would be one giant organism for the leftist ‘BORG’— one of the nicer descriptions I use at times.


28 posted on 03/20/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

At least Ralph is consistent.


29 posted on 03/20/2011 2:58:51 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sub-Driver
My contribution to the effort.


30 posted on 03/20/2011 2:58:57 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is an Islamo-Marxist-Chicago Gangster. People are just noticing.
31 posted on 03/20/2011 3:00:50 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: GAB-1955
"You can’t retroactively impeach someone."

Exactly. "impeach" means to officially examine whether an office-holder should be expelled from office. And that is all it means. President Andrew Johnson was impeached, but by one vote, was NOT expelled from office, and served out his term.

32 posted on 03/20/2011 3:01:22 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama channeling TR: "Speak incessantly and carry a little schtick.")
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To: Armaggedon

33 posted on 03/20/2011 3:02:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Scott
Ralph Nader is a old commie loon but at least he’s consistent. This kind of accusation from the left (who pays attention to Ralph Nader?) is the price Obama is willing to pay to appear ‘centrist’ and ‘tough’ on middle eastern dictators. He knows the left has no one else to go to (that matters) so he’ll risk some hostility from a few lefties to convince many Americans that he is is ‘a leader’.

You nailed it, and that's my fear about all of this, that Zero will look "centrist" to the mushy middle.

34 posted on 03/20/2011 3:02:34 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, and IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Sub-Driver

35 posted on 03/20/2011 3:05:01 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: lmr; All

Say what you will about Nader, but he sticks to his guns and the man is consistent. Sure, he’s a commie and he’s nuts, but he has ‘integrity’ and you always know where he stands. Obama, on the other hand, not so much.


Good points....I do not agree with Nader on Afghan or Iraq Wars...he is at least consistent on his stands. You do not see that with the standard Democrat, and, even most GOP these days. There is too much “I support/do not support this because my political party says so”


36 posted on 03/20/2011 3:07:08 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Will Japan blame America for its latest nuking?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is completely stupid and people need to quit talking about it cause EVERYONE knows it’s not the people who give the orders that are the criminals, it is the troops that follow the orders that are guilty.

So when our troops kill the enemy ALL THE BLAME is theirs.


37 posted on 03/20/2011 3:11:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Bryanw92

I’m impressed! Some liberals still have a shred of integrity. Most of the rank-and-file libs that I’ve spoken to in the last 48 hours insist that this is “different” than what Bush did.

Although I agree with them, which is a first, I dont think that either of them has integrity. I think that they want us to totally disarmament.


38 posted on 03/20/2011 3:24:25 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Totalitarian Fascism is here, now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All conservatives stay the hell out of this. Let em go at it. Just need to add a little fuel to the fire once in a while. A dig here and a dig there and a whole lot of lies and it should just about do it.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 3:26:00 PM PDT by crz
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To: Sub-Driver

The spokesman during the Pentagon briefing today said that he did not know what the French may be doing in targeting Kadafi. I fail to see how killing Kadafi was in the UN resolution and how this represents a consensus response to having a no-fly zone, if one of the partners can go cowboy.

It is too hypocritical for me.


40 posted on 03/20/2011 3:41:55 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He should be impeached for crimes against the American people.


41 posted on 03/20/2011 3:43:15 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gag a maggot but for once I agree with the old turd.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 3:46:50 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: paulycy

With his pistol grip ears and his sexual propensities, Obama would fair well in prison.

I wish him a speedy trial.


43 posted on 03/20/2011 3:52:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lol...at first I thought it said “Nadler”, as in Jerrold....


44 posted on 03/20/2011 4:04:34 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tsowellfan

Hey, he’s on vacation, leave him alone............


45 posted on 03/20/2011 4:45:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dems are RIGHT NOW trying to influence moderate voters that Obama’s “moderate.”

Don’t be fooled, this is a 2012 Re-election strategy.......


46 posted on 03/20/2011 6:02:40 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan... "Why don't we say what's on the minds of many legal experts; that the Obama administration is committing war crimes and if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached," Nader said in an interview with the anti-war Democracy Now! organization.
By "many legal experts" the ethnically Egyptian Nader may mean shariah "law".
47 posted on 03/20/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: lmr; 23 Everest
Say what you will about Nader, but he sticks to his guns and the man is consistent

Yes. We may not agree to his point of view, but at least he doesn't waffle and doesn't lie about where he stands. He's honest enough about his leftie views. I wish we could say the same about many republicans.

48 posted on 03/21/2011 2:03:14 AM PDT by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another consistent lefty???


49 posted on 03/21/2011 7:12:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama should be impeached for ‘war crimes’

ok. whatever it takes


50 posted on 03/21/2011 9:03:58 AM PDT by dervish (“They consulted the Arab League and the UN. They did not consult the United States Congress")
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