Pelosi puts prosecuting Bush regime criminals on the table
Yow! Gotta hand it to her. If Pelosi can drag the any of the members of the criminal Bush regime into court... I will be one happy camper, and may even send the Democrats a little money!
Maddow asked Pelosi whether she would favor criminal prosecutions if, as many people expect, the IG Report concludes that the warrantless eavesdropping was illegal:
MADDOW: Then in terms of your report, if the inspector general report that comes out this summer suggests that there has been criminal activity at the official level on issues like torture, or wireless wiretapping, or rendition, or any of these other issues...
PELOSI: No one is above the law. I think I have said that.
MADDOW: ... you support a call for a criminal investigation, potential investigation.
That's pretty definitive.
Now, "hope, but verify." Obviously, a lot depends on who writes that report. And if you read the whole article, you'll see that Gang of Eight member Pelosi is "largely evasive" (Greenwald's word) about how much she knew. And it would be a real shame if only a few "bad apples" were prosecuted when every apple in the entire barrel was rotten to the core.
Nevertheless, it's very welcome to have prosecuting criminals who hold high office on the table.
NOTE Does this mean I take back anything I've ever said about Pelosi? Of course not. That would be like... Well, suppose you had a stuck window. And you banged on it until it unstuck itself, and then you could open it. Would you say "Wow! My window's open now! I should never have banged on it!" Of course not. And so with the Overton Window (as long as the "bangs" aren't truthy, of course.)