I supported Bernie Sanders during the campaign, but have never forgotten how he repeatedly argued on Thom Hartmann’s “breakfast with Bernie” segments that he agreed with Pelosi that there should not be criminal investigations into the Bush Administration’s role in taking a nation to war based on lies.
I don’t think he has ever called for criminal prosecution of those who are absolutely known to have formulated and carried out acts of torture. Did I miss something? I might of. Fill me in if I have.
If you read Sanders’ pronouncements on this, it fits into that milk toast apologetics for murderous and criminal acts of Empire. He speaks of in those insidious terms of “lessons”, and that it is “easier to get in to wars than getting out of them”, and other blood soaked apologetics.
But no surprise really, for someone that stood against criminal investigation, and thus stood against any potential prosecution of powerful individuals who took a nation to war and committed heinous acts of torture and mass slaughter of civilians, AND used chemical weapons such as white phosphorous in Fallujah.
And Bernie, the number of dead Iraqis is WAY over hundreds of thousands.
But hey, what’s some political posturing as a powerful Senator to help excuse the horrors of those crimes.