Frequent candidate for President Ralph Nader is back on the scene and proves, at the very least, he is consistent with his viewpoint. Arguing that President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were war criminals and then claiming that the Obama administration continues to engage in the same activity, Nader made the logical deduction that President Obama must also be a war criminal who should be impeached.
Nader’s critical views of Obama’s foreign policy:
“Barack Obama is committing the same crimes [as Bush and Cheney], in fact worse ones in Afghanistan. Innocents are being slaughtered, we’re creating more enemies, he’s violating international law, he’s not constitutionally authorized to do what he’s doing, he’s using State secrets, he’s engaging in illegal surveillance, the CIA is running wild without any kind of circumsribed legal standards or disclosure . . . why don’t we say what’s on the minds of many legal experts; that the Obama administration is committing war crimes and if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached.”
If the host didn’t jump in, it seems like Nader could have listed many more examples of Obama’s alleged “crimes.” Although liberal opposition to Obama’s Libyan actions might be growing, with Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich sounding similarly angry with Obama, it doesn’t seem like many others will seriously follow Nader down this impeachment road.
Watch the clip below from Democracy Now!:
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