Monday, May 28, 2012

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld And Their Lawyers Convicted For Torture And War Crimes.

The Real News, one of my favorite independent news sources, has an interesting video up today.   There is ample evidence that the Bush and Blair administrations are guilty of torture, if not more wide ranging war crimes, as defined by the U.S. signatory to the Geneva Conventions on torture.

Paul Jay seems rather skeptical, as he should be, during this interview.  This conviction has no international legitimacy under national or international law.  But, the process has begun and the enforcement of international law is being prosecuted.  I wouldn’t be so quick to discount that this won’t eventually lead to some sort of tribunal or prosecution, even if it is in absentia.  Quite frankly, we really don’t know if the Obama administration could  also be found to be complicit in any such proceedings.   We already know that in the last month or so Ron Paul and Walter Jones have  introduced impeachment proceedings against Obama for: 

“Expressing the sense of Congress that the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.”

On this Memorial Day, we should honor those, including the many who died and were maimed, in service to our country by ensuring that men and women acting outside of the law never subverts a government of laws in the unconstitutional projection of offensive force of their own desire.  Force that unnecessarily and illegally places our service people and our nation in harm’s way.

posted by TimingLogic at 11:51 AM