Monday, November 14, 2005

Should the Senator stand trial?

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) belongs behind bars.
His own words make him indictable for a criminal act.
In an interview Sunday on one of the talking heads fests, Rockefeller admitted his criminality, as reported by Power Line:
I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq – that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.
Tipping off Syria, which at the time was on the official list of terror-sponsoring nations? Just three months after 9-11? An admittedly close ally of Saddam Hussein? A fellow Baathist nation? The likely shipping point for any WMD caches? The home of many of the terrorist insurgents who entered Iraq during the war and early days of the insurgency? Come on, Senator. As Captain Ed argues:
What Rockefeller admitted was conspiring with the enemy during a state of war -- and he should be held accountable, especially considering his admission of the act on national television.
On what grounds? Well, Jay Tea at Wizbang discovered the Logan Act, which reads:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Let's go get us a special prosecutor to investigate this, eh?