I really don't have time to analyze this subject in detail; I have other things on my list of priorities that need to be accomplished.
But I simply cannot let this one go without condemning, in the harshest possible terms, any and all attempts to ameliorate the impact of eight years of lawless ruination at the hands of the Bush Administration.
One either believes in the process of justice, or one does not. The sheer volume of the criminality cannot be considered as a mitigating circumstance unless the goal is to legitimize institutionalized lying and deception for this and all future generations.
We are Americans; we are better than this kind of cowardice.
Drag Karl Rove through the mud; let him squeal like a stuck pig on a poke. Bring him to trial where the proof will be in the pudding. Let the nation be ripped in two parts where the criminal part can be exposed for the racist bigots that they are. We no longer have to tolerate fascist bullies threatening our government with nuclear detonations on US soil. Everyone will KNOW who is responsible for any crime of this nature and it will not be al qaeda, but Richard Cheney and Karl Rove.
Step One has to be the securing of the safety of the First Family; that means that Treasury and the Secret Service need to be deactivated. The President can no longer afford the protection offered by the perpetrators of the present problem.
Step Two has to be the institution of martial law until all the perpetrators of the prior eight years of fear and dread are imprisoned and are awaiting trial. No, they can not be expected to receive a full and fair trial, but screw fair. It's not fair that millions of people have been thrown out of work by the machinations of a fascist junta that now threatens to detonate any one of three nuclear weapons on US soil.
Step Three will be the rolling back of martial law by zones as each area of the country is stabilized and able to function as it did prior to 2000.
Obama needs to be clear and firm with these criminal bastards: you cannot plot to steal nuclear weapons, secure those weapons and then threaten the rest of the world with them, and expect that we will allow you to walk freely about the country. You will go to jail for conspiracy to commit genocide at the very least.
As a result of the Minot AFB debacle in 2008 there may well be at least one, and possibly three, loose nukes floating around the world somewhere. This is why Blair had to take the unprecedented step of removing the top layer of Air Force administration. And it was Richard Cheney whom these idiots served, not the US Constitution and not the President.
This IS hardball, not the pathetic man-love that Chris Matthews tries to pass off as hardball, but REAL hardball. Dick Cheney versus the world. If Obama folds in a confrontation with any of these jackasses, he will have demonstrated himself to be less than the man we thought we voted for.
There has to be change, the lawless need to be held to account. Find these nukes and get them out of the hands of people whom Cheney can control. Period. The United States of America will no longer tolerate being held hostage by common criminals.