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My Expectations Are Low…

But my hopes are high that something positive will come from this.  It is just a shame that it is not coming from this administration but a third party.

Veterans Today announces:

Ramsey Clark Chosen To Head Commission To Investigate Bush Crimes

IndictBushNow.org reports that on April 3, at a meeting of over 150 lawyers, legal scholars and human rights campaigners, Ramsey Clark, founder of Indict Bush Now, was chosen to be the chairperson of an international campaign to investigate war crimes committed by officials from the Bush administration.

Representatives at the meeting held in Beirut, Lebanon, came from all over the world. The campaign will investigate the lies, deceit and manipulation leading up to the Iraq war; the conduct of the war itself against an essentially defenseless country; and the horrors of the continued occupation.

Lawyers and judges in several countries are exploring prosecution.

Ramsey Clark emphasized that it is the imperative responsibility of the American people to relentlessly pursue this investigation, and to seek prosecution and indictment inside of the United States.

The culture of criminal conduct started at the top in the White House itself and seeped far down the chain of command. The White House is responsible for these crimes—from the hideous torture scenes at Abu Ghraib prison to the shockingly grotesque, cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians by U.S. helicopter pilots in Baghdad in 2007, as shown in a video released this week.

Ramsey Clark, former United States Attorney General, apparently does not realize that America does not want accountability.  That GW Bush and fellow conspirators are above the law, and that illegal wars of aggression become legit when the stenographer corps of the “Main Stream Media” parrot their every talking point without reservation or investigation.

Ramsey Clark made the point that all the war crimes and crimes against humanity flow from the commission of the most supreme crimes which he identified as the Crimes against Peace. This was the finding at the Nuremberg trial, and it is enshrined in the Nuremberg Principles.

All of the bombed bodies, the death squads, the torture rooms, the refugees, the collapsed infrastructure and every thing that followed “Shock and Awe” are attributed to the initial decision to wage war against a people that had done nothing to us.

And the thing is…what seems so difficult for those that feel we should “move forward” and “not point fingers” and so forth just don’t get is that without accountability for the decision on invade Iraq on a whim, what will prevent future leaders of our country from doing the same?  What is the down side of invading and destroying another country?  Low approval ratings?  What does it tell future generations of Americans about their country?  Wars of aggression are OK if they aren’t prosecuted?  The ends justifies the means?  What is the difference between Hitler’s invasion of Poland and ours of Iraq?

Anybody?  Bueller?

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    April 12, 2010 at 9:54 am


    • notimefortrivia
      April 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Spot on. On all counts.

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