UPDATE: This was first published two years ago, I think. I decided to reread it in the light of Chelsea Manning’s sentence commutation. Next thing I know, the post is b ing updated and on the top of my blog. Oops.
Ukraine: bzzzz. I know.
A few days ago — and I’m always playing catch up with the news — the word on the street was that Bowe Berghdahl will be charged with desertion. My first thought was “Well, if he’s convicted, Obama will pardon him.”
My second thought was “Who else is he going to pardon?” Cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal seems like a good candidate because a) he’d been a far left cause celebre long enough and b) Obamster has an issue with police officers.
Who else? Another cop killer Leonard Peltier, maybe? I’m sure there is plenty of lower profile “kids” who ended up in prison for shooting police officers and/or FBI agents. And how about releasing everybody on death row? O is transformative, after all, thus he needs to outdue Clinton who commuted sentences of FALN terrorirsts.
And how about Jahar Tsarnaev? At the time of bombing he was just a babe, you know. Umm… maybe not. Tsarnaevs were basically white.