Given the fact that millions of Americans would like to "send a message" to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (and not by email) it remains beyond comprehension how they continue to appear protected from US and from international courts.
I know we studiously avoided signing one treaty for war crimes when Bush was in office but there are still other statues that apply. (Even a RICO statute for God's sake!)
Please someone tell me there is an office in the DOJ or outside in some ACLU storefront or one in the Hague devoted to finally making these smirking criminals face justice.
I'm not given to praying but I pray this could be the last act of the Obama Administration who blocked Spain's effort to prosecute them when Obama took office.
The US will never be seen as anything less than twisted hypocrites in world affairs until it fully and honestly addresses this.
Let's hire a bounty firm and pay for the extraction of Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney to a courtroom in Iraq and let them answer to the people there.
Although both of them denied due process to hundreds of detainees as well the right to life of thousands of innocent families, I think a public trial, just as we insisted on at Nuremberg, is what is necessary and just.
As one who has seen far too much of the effects of our insane need to fight battles that aren't ours I find it unconscionable that we are continuing, and even escalating, our psycopathic need to show the entire world how strong we are. Real strength is found in CARING, but with criminals like Bush and Cheney we fell for the propaganda that we had to fight in Iraq to make the world safe again. If we truly cared for our soldiers we would demand that the wars stop -- the thought of anymore of our brothers and sisters and sons and daughters will go through what Mr. Young has is too much for me to bear.
excellent comment!!! I remember a friend of mine, who worked at the Pentagon, during Rumsfeld tenure, as Secretary of Defense, wanted to make an DOD Directive, to fired or write up any civilian employee who spoke out against the Iraqi War. Thank god, the legal department at DOD, told his dumbass that it was unconstitutional.
Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Pearle, Rice, Rumsfeld, PNAC, and every other official in that unelected cabal who pushed this war are war criminals, INCLUDING Tony Blair. Also, every Republican and Democrat who sat silently voting for the Iraq War Resolution and then funding this invasion and excusing these crimes by saying impeachment was "off the table" has blood on their hands. And we are doing it again with drones killing innocent people and warmongering regarding Iran as violence still goes on in Iraq and Afghanistan.Too many lives lost for the psychopathic military industrial complex that we were warned about. I wonder when we will really stand up as a people and demand justice for those who now must live this horror every day. Just when will it be enough?
TOO Big to prosecute appears to be the new American mantra.
These criminals (we all know who they are...) should be frog marched to the Hague in orange jump suites and leg irons to stand trial for high treason and crimes against humanity. To do otherwise, is both criminal and hypocritical.
Everyone now knows the depth at which they went to lie our country into war. The many veterans who still suffer from Gulf War Syndrome, PSTD, IED's, and combat related injuries have been and still suffer. The VA has slowed the claims process to a slow walk even though members in Congress have urged a faster decision process. We have thousands of vets that are homeless as a result or suffering in silence. Now the conservative hawks in the GOP are trying to sell the War in Iraq as a success. They are trying to undo history because it holds them in a bad light. They are guilty of a myriad of crimes with torture being at the top of the list. There is never any justification for torture and to date it has never given the U.S. any actionable or valuable intelligence. All reports back this up but who needs facts when your defending a lie? On the tenth anniversary, they besmerk the reputation of our armed forced by doing so. Even Jeb Bush has joined the liars club and professed historians will look at his brother kindly. This spin is somehow supposed to be his and the GOP's attempt to rewrite history. Sadly they care little for the suffering of veterans just their place in history. How shallow and deceitful.
the effect of their devilish acts are still not yet understood, thousands of young American life devastated, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi, USA bankrupted, weakened, all those sacrificed for Big Dick greeds.
For a 38bil in contract for Haliburton would justify this, those men are the lowest pieces of Sh*t I can think of
Dear George Bush and Dick Cheney--You are Guilty of Murder.
And you say this because.......................what.............. they lied, cheated, and stole their way into Iraq, Ripped off Billions of dollars for their friends and business partners, arraigned the deaths of thousands of Service men and women, killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghanis, phfffitt --- that's just basic expectations for Republic Masters finding the path to becoming socio/psychopaths.
So much grief and unbearable suffering that need not have existed . I protested the Iraqi "war" before it started , alongside Vietnam and Korean war vets . I wish so much that we could have STOPPED it .... I am so truly sorry we did not . People called us un American ...
My beloved brother I have never met you. I have never seen your face. I will miss you when you’re gone, with a pain like 10000 cuts. You should be with a wife, and raising strong children who love this land as much as you. You deserve everything that has been stolen from you, and more. I can only add my most unworthy praise to one who stood between the dark and the light, and pray when you pass that mercy and kindness are showered upon your beautiful soul. And to all the brothers and sisters all over, I hope you find peace and honor you have given so much for. I stood my watch, I understand the price, and I know the camaraderie. You will always live in our hearts. Go in peace and with our love, goodbye.
This is a sad but honest letter. It is just about one of the saddest letters that I have ever read. It saddens me to think that Tomas Young is on his death bed and it is because of the evil deeds of Bush and Cheney.
I hope the letter find it's way to their hands, although I seriously doubt that it will. They need to be reminded of the enormous amount of suffering that they inflicted on the world.
Hopefully in time, they will be held responsible for their obvious, horrific crimes.
Thanks for posting...
Thanks for commenting, nanac. I hear you, but the very sad reality is I think Bush/Cheney will get to die in comfort with lavish surroundings and friends and family by their bed sides. Sickening, I know. They don't care what they have done to someone like Tomas Young and countless others.
Until someone learns to fix 80% of the population who are fine with which ever war "their" guy starts.....vets like this guy will be writing letters for many many many more wars.
Let us all not forget that Obama is now an accomplice in the war and with the criminals started it....and he is still continuing their crimes. I would also say everyone who voted for it in the Senate and House should also be up for war crimes, every single one should be executed for the lives they destroyed.
I don't post for respect or admiration. I'm not trying to be popular either. You've got the audacity to think and then try to convince me that referring to Black people as being CHOCOLATE is not offensive or racist ?
I guess we both lost some respect for each other. A fair exchange is no robbery. Because she's your friend doesn't make it right. Have you ever been called CHOCOLATE in your life ? If you have, how did it make you feel ? If you haven't, then how in the hell would you know how it makes you feel ? Then you want to defend someone who not only is referring to Black people as being Chocolate people but then, comparing us to eating Chocolate Easter Bunnies ? Defending offensive ignorance.
I can guarantee you that I've lost more respect for you than you have for me.
I base it on the fact that she was replying in a sarcastic way to Vortices who wrote, "After all, Obama has no real critics, even Cornell West, he too is just "racist", and can't stand chocolate people...." I can't say that Vortices is being racist as I have not interacted with the individual before, to me it was a sloppy comment made by V to begin with.
There are too many evil mother fuckers on this site reading into others comments ( and by no means I claim you are one ) just waiting for the slightest error to label others as racists, intolerant or homophobic just to satisfy their immaturity. That's why I spoke. Fine you feel strongly about the term but you got another thing coming if you think I'm not going to point out your error.
But if referring to others as chocolate in a playful manner ( as SF did in order to tell V his/her comment was odd) is wrong please go the guy in the video you object to him using the same term----I'm sure if you're lucky enough to get a response you will get a much needed education.
I know and like a lot of black people. I got the words chocolate people from Vs comment. I WAS making a joke of it. You should have known that when I threw the Easter Bunny in my remark. I have never agreed with Wests remarks about our president but I never thought of him as a racist or called him that. I thought you would know better but I guess not. Guess I'm not good at jokes or satire..