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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 03:25 PM Jul 2013

Should Obama go after Wall St. or Bush/Cheney war criminals as aggressively as Snowden? [View all]

Chris Hedges made me think of this.

“Along with all the other rising inequalities we’ve become so familiar with — in income, in wealth, in access to politicians — we confront now a fundamental inequality of accountability.

We can have a just society whose guiding ethos is accountability and punishment, where both black kids dealing weed in Harlem and investment bankers peddling fraudulent securities on Wall Street are forced to pay for their crimes, or we can have a just society whose guiding ethos is forgiveness and second chances, one in which both Wall Street banks and foreclosed households are bailed out, in which both insider traders and street felons are allowed to rejoin polite society with the full privileges of citizenship intact.

But we cannot have a just society that applies the principle of accountability to the powerless and the principle of forgiveness to the powerful. This is the America in which we currently reside.”


I would especially like to hear from the DUers who have said the dogged pursuit of Snowden is appropriate and necessary.
21 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Wall Street\'s fraud that broke the world economy and/or Bush/Cheney\\\'s war crimes deserve pursuit far more than Snowden\\\'s leaks
20 (95%)
Snowden\'s leaks deserve more pursuit than anything Wall Street or Bush/Cheney did
0 (0%)
All of them deserve equal prosecution
1 (5%)
none of them did anything particularly wrong
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
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Oh hells yes. Fuck Wall Street! n/t Fire Walk With Me Jul 2013 #1
I get the impression that the Obama administration would rather go after every jaywalker and yurbud Jul 2013 #3
Heh...it would appear that way, wouldn't it? n/t Fire Walk With Me Jul 2013 #9
Yes! leftstreet Jul 2013 #2
How "aggressive" are they actually being about Snowden? Recursion Jul 2013 #4
They apparently put on enough pressure to force the landing of a President's aircraft. 1-Old-Man Jul 2013 #5
The plane had a mechanical problem Recursion Jul 2013 #6
bullshit. HooptieWagon Jul 2013 #10
Possibly the president of Bolivia can shed some light on the subject. nt. sibelian Jul 2013 #13
Now that is just inaccurate. morningfog Jul 2013 #19
Lol! sabrina 1 Jul 2013 #23
Denial is not a good state to get stuck in. think Jul 2013 #26
+1 treestar Jul 2013 #16
a president does not usually "go after" his peers nt msongs Jul 2013 #7
He should. He won't...they're his buds. HooptieWagon Jul 2013 #8
Obama shouldn't stop at Wall Street banksters and Cheney meow2u3 Jul 2013 #11
good point yurbud Jul 2013 #12
Voted Other - because this is a Push Poll jazzimov Jul 2013 #14
Leave it up to experienced prosecutors treestar Jul 2013 #15
Too late for that. Memories fade, fabricated stories confirmed, and things get shredded. Luminous Animal Jul 2013 #17
Great question, yurbud. Octafish Jul 2013 #18
k/r Good question. nt limpyhobbler Jul 2013 #20
Maybe if Warren was POTUS we'd see a return to law, ethics and regulation Corruption Inc Jul 2013 #21
Yeah, maybe burnodo Jul 2013 #25
I guess our right wing "Democrat" friends took the day off yurbud Jul 2013 #22
Here is why we will never prosecute the 1% thieves for past or future crimes in my lifetime: mick063 Jul 2013 #24
I think it is less a matter of resources than will. If you weighed who did more damage to the US yurbud Jul 2013 #30
Point taken mick063 Jul 2013 #31
I'd be happy if he went after the banksters as aggressively as he goes after MMJ clinics hobbit709 Jul 2013 #27
"and" not "or" n/t Greybnk48 Jul 2013 #28
Wish there was an option Caretha Jul 2013 #29
good point yurbud Jul 2013 #33
Barack Obama? flvegan Jul 2013 #32
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