Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quote of the Day (with apologies to Don McCanne)

From the New York Times, March 4, 2009.

“David Rifkin Jr., an associate White House counsel under the first President Bush who is scheduled to testify at the hearing on Wednesday, said he planned to urge Congress not to move forward with that proposal, which he said would violate the rights of Bush administration officials and set them up for prosecutions by foreign courts.

“’They want to pillory people,’ Mr. Rivkin said. ‘They want to destroy their reputation. They want to drag them through the mud and single them out for foreign prosecutions. And if you get someone in a perjury trap, so much the better.’"

Well, all I can say is: Duh. If the shoe fits. Do you think Mr. Rifkin feels the same way about prosecution of more conventional murderers, thieves and con men?

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