I’m certainly no supporter of Hillary Clinton, so I am happy that the House Republicans are calling FBI’s Director Comey in for questioning on the strange conclusion of the FBI investigation that, while clearing Clinton of criminal malfeasance, maintains that she violated several laws worthy of a criminal indictment. As any of convicted whistle-blower such as John Kiriakou will gladly point out, lessor crimes carried out by the less-well-connected often carry very heavy sentences.
I do wonder, however, why they are “goring that bull,” while disregarding the newly released Chilcot Report in Britain that implicitly ties their Republican Bush to the malfeasance of Tony Blair in taking both nations into the tragic invasion of Iraq. While Clinton arrogantly flaunted the law in order to keep her e-mails out of the reach of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), her crime is dwarfed by Blair and Bush’s conscious decision to ignore and reshape intelligence for the explicit goal of building a case to invade Iraq. That invasion cost tens of thousands of lives and resulted in total chaos built on a mountain of lies about WMD and ties to terrorism.
Our elected officials of both parties have made a mockery of the Constitution and the rule of law. The Democrats with boosting Hillary Clinton for President and the Republicans for ignoring their leader’s role in a far worse violation. At least Jeremy Corbyn, the current British Labour leader, apologized for the conduct of the Labour Party under Blair, rightly calling the rush to war the most “serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years.”
We can do better and every citizen should be thinking about how to change these self-seekers in Washington. The answer is neither Trump not Clinton.