another little story that the damn liberal media missed (say it ain’t so, joe) (er, richard)

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FORMER COUNTERTERORRISM OFFICIAL Richard Clarke told Amy Goodman of Democ­racy Now! [that] he be­lieves [that] Pres­i­dent George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 in­va­sion of Iraq. Clarke served as na­tional co­or­di­nator for se­cu­rity and coun­tert­er­rorism during Bush’s first year in of­fice. He re­signed in 2003 fol­lowing the Iraq in­va­sion and later made head­lines by ac­cusing Bush of­fi­cials of ig­noring pre-9/11 warn­ings about an im­mi­nent at­tack by al-Qaeda.

“I think things that they au­tho­rized prob­ably fall within the area of war crimes. Whether that would be pro­duc­tive or not, I think, is a dis­cus­sion we could all have. But we have es­tab­lished pro­ce­dures now with the In­ter­na­tional Crim­inal Court in The Hague, where people who take ac­tions as serving pres­i­dents or prime min­is­ters of coun­tries have been in­dicted and have been tried.

So the prece­dent is there to do that sort of thing. And I think we need to ask our­selves whether or not it would be useful to do that in the case of mem­bers of the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion. It’s clear that things that the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion did—in my mind, at least—were war crimes.”

Yeah yeah yeah! It’s “just” one man’s opinion. But that man’s opinion on this par­tic­ular topic car­ries more weight than that of all the pun­dits and talk-show hosts in the country com­bined! Cer­tainly some of the main­stream media should have found this worthy of a little front page exposure . . .


BushGeorgeW caricature ape

FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page is a painting of Mr Bush as an ape watching the de­struc­tion he has caused. Un­for­tu­nately, I could not find the artist’s name to give credit.



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