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The understanding of, let alone the respect for, the niceties of international law by a substantial majority of US citizens may be a reason for DOJ hesitancy. Most would likely respond:

"What? you are prosecuting Fox for publishing a picture of Saddam Hussein in his underwear! He doesn't deserve any civil rights!"

And, from the right:

"They are just piling on Fox News. Part of Obama's Kenyan-Communist-Islamist agenda!" Some on Fox may even say this or something very close to it.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2012 at 12:33:40 PM EST
yes definitely, and for that reason any activity wasn't possible till after the election, no supression of own vote and firing up the repub base.

however have had my arm ripped off for suggesting that the US legal system might submit to such base desires.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2012 at 01:33:27 PM EST
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Yes, I answered one of those to the effect of, quite right the DOJ is not the kind of postpone an inconvenient investigation until after an election, they are more the kind to simply quash an inconvenient investigation entirely.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Nov 20th, 2012 at 01:57:18 PM EST
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