Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crime

By Andrew Kreigz

President-Elect Obama’s advisors feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of Christopher EdleyObama’s top transition advisors.

University of California at Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., left, the sixth highest-ranking member of the 2008 post-election transition team preparing Obama’s administration, revealed the team’s thinking on Sept. 2 in moderating a forum on 9/11 held by his law school (also known as Boalt Hall). Edley sought to justify Obama’s “look forward” policy on Bush-era lawbreaking that the president-elect announced on a TV talk show in January 2009.

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2 responses to “Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crime

  1. This is pretty funny. “Après moi, le déluge” so to speak. National Lampoon and President Teleprompter govern the country as Lords of Mis-Rule.

  2. This sounds very plausible and, if true, it’s truly outrageous that our political system, as practiced, lets known (admitted!) felons escape prosecution by the fear they exude of extra-constitutional extreme retaliation. A cartel of power worse than the mob truly has us all by the throat!

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