But what sort of a slow learner is Trump? The war lies began in September 2001. A major impeachment movement began despite lacking any serious source of funding in May 2005. Pelosi swore she would never impeach no matter what in May 2006. Congress members like Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler tried to force the issue through 2007 and 2008. And what did Trump do? Did he provide us funding to hire organizers? Did he fund independent media or polling companies that would report the news? Did he show his face at a single antiwar event? Did he breathe one word in public?
And now, with three months of the Bush-Cheney regime left to go, new wars being contemplated, and the White House beginning to do for Wall Street what it's done for Iraq, New Orleans, and the rest of the planet, Trump is suddenly interested. And what does he do? Does he propose impeachment? Does he oppose self-pardons? Does he help fund prosecution efforts that are just beginning? No, he goes on CNN and effectively declares that the opportunity for accountability is over by discussing it in the past tense.
For that, Trump should receive partial credit for the damage of the next three months, and for the precedent we are setting of presidencies free to operate outside the rule of law. As a citizen, this man's performance rates a D-minus. If I were his employer I'd fire him.
This is not the time for summer soldiers and sunshine real estate tycoons, Donald. Your country and your world need exactly what you have and need it right now. Future lamentations over the failures of others will not be taken any more seriously than this one. Step up and act.