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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.
They are coming out of the woodwork now LoL
Looks like Obama is rallying the base.
He may be wrong but it’s a good stick your finger in the wind indication. When’s Obama coming home?
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.
I hope Nader runs again.
Let the Dems bring the charges forward.
Boehner is an idiot if he trys to lead the charge on this.
Kind of hard to impeach Bush now.
>>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.
What about high crimes and treason against America! BTW who the hell is this Commie Muslim Bastard anyway???
Hey, for once I agree with this idiot Nader.
Whoo Hoo - now the Lefties are devouring their own children. My My.
little quick on the draw. Meant try him for war crimes.
Does that make sense?
If they want to try Bush for war crimes, all I can say is, “Bring it on, bitches.”
You can’t retroactively impeach someone.
He neglected to say anything about the lack of Congressional authorization. He couldn’t, fearing his Bush analogy would fall flat.
Whatever it takes to get this Kenyan bastard squatter and his squatting family out of our house.
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