AFP reported US President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday he was not ruling out possible prosecution for abuses committed under the George Bush administration, saying no one "is above the law".
Before he leaves office Bush should grant pardons just in case."We're still evaluating how we're going to approach the whole issue of interrogations, detentions, and so forth," Obama said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's This Week program when asked about alleged abuses under Bush.
And if you cut back on them, to appease the rabid left, and an attack much worse than 9/11 happens, do you really want it on your record that you prosecuted the previous administration for doing what you did not, keep the country safe.... But Obama, who takes office on January 20, added that he wanted his administration to focus on tackling problems moving forward, rather than reviewing policies under his predecessor.
The Bush administration issued executive orders blocking access to the previous administrations records, to protect Clinton. Now the Dems want to prosecute Bush. When Obama is run out of town on a rail for allowing an attack much greater than 9/11, does he want to be prosecuted for it?"My instinct is for us to focus on how do we make sure that moving forward we are doing the right thing," he said.