Friday, July 25, 2008

pardon question

this comment did raise a good question. does the president have to name the person he pardons? with all the talk of bush issuing blanket pardons for the torture committed under his administration, wouldn't he have to out the anonymous CIA and military personnel who have done the torturing?

on the other hand, it's probably more likely that bush would just pardon the people in his administration who authorized the torture and ignore the lower-level people who carried out the order. the higher ups are always the one who get the parachute.

but even with a pardon, if i were a bush administration policy maker, i wouldn't be planning any foreign vacations after january 20th.