Ran across this:
Thirty-two years ago, President Gerald Ford created a political firestorm by pardoning former President Richard Nixon of all crimes he may have committed in Watergate -- and lost his election as a result. Now, President Bush, to avoid a similar public outcry, is quietly trying to pardon himself of any crimes connected with the torture and mistreatment of U.S. detainees.
The ''pardon'' is buried in Bush's proposed legislation to create a new kind of military tribunal for cases involving top al-Qaida operatives. The ''pardon'' provision has nothing to do with the tribunals. Instead, it guts the War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal law that makes it a crime, in some cases punishable by death, to mistreat detainees in violation of the Geneva Conventions and makes the new, weaker terms of the War Crimes Act retroactive to 9/11.
And for those of you who don't like a democrat's view, here is more of the same from the other side of the political spectrum:
Deep within the "Terrorist Tribunal" Act is a provision retroactively pardoning the President, Vice President, and their subordinates for violations of the War Crimes Act committed since September 11, 2001.
Follow this link to the original source: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006....ecoming
It's not just that the "Terror Tribunals" Act creates the foundation for an executive dictatorship and the basis for destroying nearly 800 years of Anglo-Saxon common law protections. That measure also contains one of the most blatant acts of self-serving corruption in the history of our country.