Wednesday, June 07, 2006

We need war crimes trials

* george will in wapo (via digby):
"By 1987, when President Ronald Reagan gave his first speech on the subject, 20,798 Americans had died, and his speech, not surprisingly, did not mention any connection to the gay community. No president considers it part of his job description to tell the country that the human rectum, with its delicate and absorptive lining, makes anal-receptive sexual intercourse dangerous when HIV is prevalent."
* kleiman:

There's an old joke about a man who was came to a question on a visa application form that asked whether he supported "the overthrow of the government of the United States by force or violence." He replied: "Violence."

The Rumsfeld Defense Department seems to have the same idea. Confronted with the question of whether to obey the McCain Amendment's ban on "cruel, inhuman, or degrading" treatment of prisoners, they've opted for "degrading."

Where's Senator Straight Talk in all this? Is he content to have written civilized behavior into the statute books without reference to whether it takes place in the field? Bush's "signing statement" was virtually an open declaration that BushCo intended to violate the law anytime they wanted to. Yet the Senator seems unperturbed.

No, impeachment isn't good enough. We need war crimes trials.


Tate said...

I agree but who will arrest the members of the Bush Regime since I don't think they will leave quietly.

I read that the Federal Marshalls told the Grand Jury in Watergate, that they would not be able to protect the jurors if they indicted Nixon.

Just out of curiousity, would it be the Federal Marshalls who would arrest bush/cheney etc.? I read that the murdered of Admiral Boordah made to look like a suicide was because the Flag Officers were going to arrest Clinton for giving military secrets to China (clinton let Neil Bush give away our jobs to China under his tenure) and fully expected to be arrested themselves and wanted to let the American people know the truth by the evidence at their trials.

The most important fact about the Monica story is that Clinton placed her in the Pentagon to spy for him.

lukery said...

Tate - you are correct - they wont leave quietly.

I'm not sure who would do the arresting...

I'm not sure if Monica was spying for Bill - I've even heard it suggested that she was a mole herself.