It's worth recalling what the last poll showed about whether Americans believe that their highest officials should be required to obey the law or suffer the consequences:

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A total of 62 percent want to see either a criminal investigation or a fact-finding independent panel. Only 34 percent favor Peggy Noonan's preferred option for her friends in high places. There will be a new Gallup poll soon, which may reflect the media campaign trying to turn the idea that war crimes should be punished into some kind of partisan game. Or it may not. But beware of the punditocracy declaring that the public doesn't want accountability. It's the elite that doesn't want accountability. Because it's their asses on the line.