Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
LOL! Well, I've read that last comment of yours three times and I'm still confused....maybe it's not meant to be read right after New Year's Eve?
And unless merely stating that Republican's are the law and order party is somehow a partisan statement, that statement isn't partisan.
Now, now, reb, don't be so modest. You know certainly well that you made that statement with a little bit of dig instilled and now you want to say "I merely said..." Okeedokee, have it your way then.
This tells me that you don't think that prosecuting and convicting Nixon would have been a divisive issue to the Democrats
Not sure what that means, either, but, as I mentioned, I was not in the country during Watergate time and actually had little information about it since (although Americans may find it hard to believe) it did not get a lot of play in foreign newspapers. All it seemed to me was Nixon getting caught trying to spy on the Democrats to gain an advantage in the elections. Sleazy, yes, but earthshaking? Hardly. Sorta ranks with weiner munching in the Oval Office. The problem (with both) seemed to be the lying about it afterwards. I have no idea if prosecuting and convicting Nixon would have been a divisive issue to the Democrats or not.
This would seem to indicate that you, a Republican, are for law and order.
Yes, I am for law and order and I would be even if I were not a Republican. I have no doubt many ordinary Democrats are for law and order, also. So....? I have no opinion on the pardoning of Nixon by Ford. Ford, in the pardon, referred to the divisiveness in the country a trial would cause. Those are his words, not mine. I simply quoted them and I am not qualified or informed enough to have a personal opinion. Quite frankly, I don't understand why a Democrat would even bring up the pardon of Nixon or refusal to let the wheels of justice turn with the Clinton legacy on their backs. Were you really that concerned about Clinton lying to a grand jury or being convicted of a felony while in office? I didn't see it anywhere. What about those pardons Clinton handed out that I mentioned in this thread? I see no complaints there about wheels of justice not having the chance to turn.
Ortdinary wheels of justice? Ok, then compare the two. Hussein was given a trial, had appeals, was found guilty and hanged all within a short period of time. That's their way. Ford stated that the trial of Nixon would have gone on for years, resplendant with as much publicity, bickering, finger-pointing and name-calling that politicians could manufacture. From what I know about our country, I doubt that assessment is very far off the mark. If it had been done the Iraqi way...a trial and sentencing, all within a reasonable time then you can say there would be a good comparison between the two and I would agree with you. We don't have "ordinary wheels of justice" in this country where politicians are concerned.
At any rate, as I said in my forst comment on this thread, the comparison between the two is ridiculous, in my opinion. You have a man who tortured, murdered and terrorized millions of citizens ove many years and you are comparing the trial and punishment of this madman to Ford giving Nixon a pardon. You are saying, "Well, if the normal wheels of justice work for one, why not the other, in some pretence that the two have some type of similarity. They don't. You may as well ask me how it feels to be a mass-murderer since that's what I do for a living....actually I do kill living, breathing creatures so I guess that could put me on similar footing with Hussein.....killing living things is killing living things, right?
It's as silly as the comparison displayed in this thread.