Thursday, July 3, 2008
"It amazes me that Barack Obama [BO], who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for more than a decade, would be unaware of the legal controversy surrounding Nuremberg and the commotion it caused within the U.S. Supreme Court. ... When [BO] was asked about this on June 18th, he suggested that Osama could be adjudicated in the same manner of the Nazi War Crimes Tribunals at Nuremberg. ... The following day, John McCain replied on his website giving Obama a short history lesson. McCain wrote, 'Unfortunately, is is clear Senator Obama does not understand what happened at the Nuremberg trials and what procedures were followed. ... It also signifies that [BO] does not understand 20th Century history. ... Up until a few weeks ago, Obama thought it was the Americans, not the Soviets, who liberated Auschwitz. ... Nuremberg was prosecuted and adjudicated by an international team consisting of lawyers and judges from the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. ... Or does Obama think Osama should be tried in an international forum like, well, Nuremberg? ... If Obama taught the U.S. Constitution to his students the same way the Reverend Jeremiah wright preached to his congregation then heaven help us all", Aaron Goldstein, 23 June 2008 at www.intellectualconservative.com/2008/06/23/obama-does-not-understand-nuremberg/.
Imagine, Obama was on the Harvard Law Review. Bonus points: what was Robert Jackson the last Supreme Court Justice not to have?