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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.
see post #16
All I am saying is let the far left “Own this”
Have we ever gone to war without an oval office message?
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.
The larger contingent of the left will be very quite about Obama wars.
Just as they quickly went silent on Bradley Manning’s treatment.
You know getting Bush would be one giant organism for the leftist ‘BORG’ one of the nicer descriptions I use at times.
At least Ralph is consistent.
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.
You nailed it, and that's my fear about all of this, that Zero will look "centrist" to the mushy middle.
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”
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.
Im impressed! Some liberals still have a shred of integrity. Most of the rank-and-file libs that Ive 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.
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.
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.
He should be impeached for crimes against the American people.
Gag a maggot but for once I agree with the old turd.
With his pistol grip ears and his sexual propensities, Obama would fair well in prison.
I wish him a speedy trial.
Lol...at first I thought it said “Nadler”, as in Jerrold....
Hey, he’s on vacation, leave him alone............
Dems are RIGHT NOW trying to influence moderate voters that Obama’s “moderate.”
Don’t be fooled, this is a 2012 Re-election strategy.......
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".
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.
Another consistent lefty???
Obama should be impeached for ‘war crimes’
ok. whatever it takes