Being the president of the United States of America comes with many different titles. The most popular are Commander in Chief and Leader of the Free World. But there is one other title that has been conspicuously missing the past eight years. And that would be Chief Law Enforcement Officer. I guess that title got swept under the Oval Office rug as Bush and his gang of cronies violated the Constitution time after time.
President Obama has said that he wants to look towards the future and not look behind at the past. As well he should. The challenges that face us are enormous and he needs to expend his energy looking forward. However, that does not entitle Bush and his friends a free pass. That is why we have the Department of Justice (DOJ). The mission statement from the DOJ reads as such: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Given that mission statement it is incumbent upon the DOJ to investigate to the fullest extent of its powers the alleged crimes of prisoner torture, illegal detentions, illegal renditions, and illegal wire tapping. In America, no one is above the law. That means that the president and all of those who make up the power elite in Washington should be held just as accountable as Pookie on the street corner selling a dime bag of weed.
I have very strong feelings that laws were broken by the upper echelon of our government during the Bush Administration and they need to be investigated. And if warranted, those responsible need to pay the price for their misdeeds. All errors eventually need to be corrected. Especially those committed by the former Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States!