Why the surprise?
Finance house CEO's book huge salaries, commissions and bonuses even though they caused a global meltdown.
Police forces can shoot unarmed citizens, lie about it and get away (literally) with murder.
Heads of the CIA, NSA and others lie to Congress under oath. Congress lies to it's citizens daily,
Presidents Bush and Obama have nothing to fear from causing a half million deaths worldwide (and increasing daily.)
Welcome to the world of zero accountability for those with power.