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Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes

• Adrew Kreig, OpEdNews, Justice Integrity Project
President-Elect Obama’s advisors feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of Obama’s top transition advisors.

University of California at Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., left, the sixth highest-ranking member of the 2008 post-election transition team preparing Obama's administration, revealed the team's thinking on Sept. 2 in moderating a forum on 9/11 held by his law school (also known as Boalt Hall). Edley sought to justify Obama's "look forward" policy on Bush-era lawbreaking that the president-elect announced on a TV talk show in January 2009. 

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Comment by David Jackson
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   SOMETIMES politics trumps the "rule of law"?! Give me a break!

   It's effectively unknowable but it is very likely, anywhere in politics, that running for office is a metaphor for "running from the law"!

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Shit, he is black Bush.  He works for the same masters.

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