25 May 2011

Busted for sex, but not for war crimes

Politico reports that the U.S. Justice Department apparently plans to prosecute former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards "for allegedly violating campaign finance laws in an effort to cover up his extramarital affair."

The case involves allegations that Edwards spent more than $1 million of campaign funds to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter.

Still, that same "Justice" Department has yet to press charges against the members of the George W. Bush administration who spent our tax dollars on a war of aggression against a non-threatening nation and who authorized the torture of human beings.

So it appears that lying about sex is bad (see also: Bill Clinton), but committing war crimes can be easily overlooked.

Is this what the U.S. now stands for?

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