Ralph Nader: Impeach 'War Criminal' Obama
If Bush, Cheney were criminals, Obama is too
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2011 4:17 PM CDT
Ralph Nader speaks to supporters at the Cass Gilbert Building in Waterbury, Conn on Sunday, April 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/George Ruhe)

(Newser) – Ralph Nader, often a candidate for president and never a fan of the president or anyone who wants to be president, has quickly condemned President Obama's action in Libya, branding him a "war criminal," Mediaite reports. Sound familiar? Nader had the same pet name for George W Bush and Dick Cheney. Nader tells an interviewer that "Barack Obama is committing the same crimes as Bush and Cheney, in fact worse ones in Afghanistan."

"Innocents are being slaughtered, we’re creating more enemies, he’s violating international law," Nader continued. "He’s not constitutionally authorized to do what he’s doing, he’s using State secrets, he’s engaging in illegal surveillance, the CIA is running wild without any kind of circumscribed legal standards or disclosure... why don’t we say what’s on the minds of many legal experts; that the Obama administration is committing war crimes and if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached."