THE BUSH DOCTRINE: PREEMPTIVE WAR, PREEMPTIVE WAR CRIMES, AND PREEMPTIVE WAR CRIMES PARDONS


Mistakes, Ive Made a Few, Bush Tells Reporters (NY Times, 1/12/09)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/us/politics/13bush.html?_r=3&;amp
From the article:

Mr. Bush would not address the possibility, widely debated in legal and political circles, that he might issue so-called pre-emptive pardons to counterterrorism agents or administration officials who could face criminal prosecution for a range of activities, including harsh interrogation techniques like waterboarding or the firing of United States attorneys.

I wont be discussing pardons here, he said, cutting off the question. It was the only question he refused to answer.