The current marching orders to right wing lie spewers seem to include insisting that, if we prosecute Bush administration crimes, we are acting like a "banana republic."
From an excellent article at Media Matters, the following comment:
"....according to Amnesty International, Peru, one of the countries the Journal singled out for derision, convicted former President Alberto Fujimori of torture, kidnapping, and enforced disappearances in the 1990s in an action that Amnesty International called "a crucial milestone in the struggle against impunity for human rights violations in Peru." And Argentina recently convicted members of the nation's military regime of "kidnapping, torture and disappearance" charges, according to Amnesty International."
"Acting like a banana republic" would be a step up after Bush and Cheney.