Listen to VP Nominee, Joe Biden’s answer to the question, “Are you guys gonna pursue the violations made against our constitution by the present administration, and restore the constitution to its rightful place in our society?”
As for Obama’s answer to a similar question, the Guardian.co.uk reports:
“[I]f crimes have been committed, they should be investigated,” Obama told the Philadelphia Daily News. “You’re also right that I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as a partisan witch hunt, because I think we’ve got too many problems we’ve got to solve.”
Which leads me to one of the few mainstream reports on Dennis Kucinich’s “Articles Of Impeachment” presented to the U.S. Congress:
However, let’s hope all this won’t end up being another case of too little too late. For those of you paying close attention, you may remember reading something about the Bush family recently buying land in Paraguay. There were more than a few comments and articles questioning the purpose for this. One was that certain members of the the Bush family might need it to “relocate” if things got a little hot back home. Hell, more than a few criminals (Nazis, bank robbers, dictators) have lived out there lives in relative peace and quiet in Paraguay, as well as Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia.
However, I looked to see if we had an extradition treaty with Paraguay. We do. You can view it in its entirety HERE. That said, I did notice this one small section that states:
Article IV incorporates a political offense exception to the obligation to extradite. Article IV(1) states generally that extradition shall not be granted for a political offense. The article expressly excludes from the reach of the political offense exception several categories of offenses:
(a) a murder or other willful crime against the physical integrity of the Head of State of one of the Parties, or of a member of the Head of State’s family;
(b) an offense for which both Parties are obliged pursuant to a multilateral international agreement to extradite the person sought or submit the case to their competent authorities for decision as to prosecution; and
(c) a conspiracy or attempt to commit the offenses described above, or participation in the commission of such offenses.
Article IV(2) provides that extradition shall not be granted if the competent authority of the Requested State determines that the request was politically motivated.
Article IV(3) provides that the Requested State may refuse extradition for offenses under military law that are not offenses under ordinary criminal law (for example, desertion).
But perhaps the notion that George W. and his friends and family might “bug out” to Paraguay seems more conspiracy theory than reality at this moment. There is another possible reason the Bush family might want land in Paraguay. You see, the land they purchased is located in Paso de Patria, near Bolivian gas reserves and the Acuifero Guaraní indigenous water region. Acuifero Guaraní just happens to be one of the largest underground water reserves in South America.
According to CP News Wire, 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel warned that the real war will be fought not for oil, but for water. “The southern U.S. states are already struggling with water shortages.”
Tim Phillips of The Guardian reports:
Some have speculated that [Bush] might be trying to wrestle control of the Guarani Aquifer… from the Paraguayans.
So why doesn’t that make me feel any better?