George W. Bush: War Criminal03.16.09
It’s amazing how quickly we forget what a totally corrupt and illegal presidency we just endured for the past eight years now that we have a president who actually understands that he is not above the law.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, and the whole lot should be tried for war crimes. I bet they’d be found guilty. You can’t just throw the rules out the window because we had an attack on our soil. Remember when we threw Japanese-Americans into internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? And now we consider that to have been a horribly inappropriate, unjust, and illegal act that no one condones. This is one of those same things. And we should take those responsible to court. Even if it’s the former president.
Andrew Sullivan states it rather simply:
The question you have to ask yourself is a relatively simple one. Does this treatment amount to “severe mental or physical pain or suffering” in the pursuit of intelligence? If it does, then Bush and Cheney have to go to jail for the commission of war crimes.
Why is this a difficult question to answer?
It’s not difficult. And maybe if Bush hadn’t completely decimated the world’s economy, our current government could put more effort into making him pay for his actions.
I’d be very curious to hear how anyone could defend Bush right now. Please, feel free to explain it in the comments. And do so without making some ridiculous correlation to Obama. Obama wasn’t president then so leave him out of it. One person’s mistakes don’t make another’s okay.