Jan
27

Should Eric Holder Appoint a Special Prosecutor?

Tag: Political Ideas

This is part 1 of a two-part debate, in which my opponent (not to mention the moderator) pretty well agreed with me that Bush and Cheney should be prosecuted. But it was probably not a topic she would ever have brought up if not asked. Such is the power of the media, and the need to support the Real News Network.

Jan
25

Dangerous Executive Orders

Tag: Political Ideas

The Center for Constitutional Rights has expressed concern that President Obama's executive order banning torture may contain a loophole. But no president has any right to declare torture legal or illegal, with or without loopholes. And if we accept that presidents have such powers, even if our new president does good with them, then loopholes will be the least of our worries.

Jan
19

Obama Supporters in DC Want Bush Arrested

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

By David Swanson

Sunday evening I spoke on a panel in Washington, D.C., about war crimes, and in walked a group of spirited activists led by Laurie Arbeiter wearing "Arrest Bush" sweatshirts and carrying "Arrest Bush" signs, and they were absolutely dumfounded by what they had just experienced. They'd spent the day at the train station in D.C. and on the streets of D.C. as excited Obama celebrators poured in by the tens of thousands, and they'd been unable to walk a dozen steps without people stopping them to have their photo taken with an "Arrest Bush" sign.

Jan
18

Mukasey Agrees: Torture Prosecutions Likely

Tag: Impeachment

You read it here first, and then in the New York Times, and now Mukasey agrees to:

Attorney General Michael Mukasey raised concerns that government agents and national security lawyers may be at risk for criminal prosecution after his likely successor, Eric Holder, declared that waterboarding of terror detainees is torture....

...He added that in the future, government lawyers and agents "have to be concerned that you may someday -- having given your best, most honest, most impartial advice -- have it be said of you that you sanctioned a crime."

Wouldn't that be TERRIBLE? Imagine having to worry about whether or not your advice was legal! How unfair!

Jan
16

Lee Rejects Bush's 3-More-Years-in-Iraq Treaty

Tag: Peace and War

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has just reintroduced a resolution opposing the treaty Bush made with his puppet government in Iraq to supposedly legitimize three more years of war. The treaty calls itself an "Agreement on Withdrawal," which is misleading enough, but commentators tend misleadingly to refer to it as a "security agreement" or a "status of forces agreement." The treaty makes war for three years, and its illegitimacy means that the occupation of Iraq is illegal.

Jan
16

Let Judgment Be Bush's History

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

History cannot be the judge of Bush and Cheney. The corporate news really is the first draft of history, and there will be no magical leap from its dishonesty to an honest account. Most in the Washington establishment want to protect Bush and Cheney and gang, although the New York Times has now printed one column admitting the obvious point that if the outgoing criminals are not punished, their heirs will repeat their crimes.

Jan
15

Holder Will Have to Prosecute

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

After comments made in his confirmation hearing, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder will be hard pressed not to prosecute Bush, Cheney, and their co-conspirators, or to appoint a special prosecutor.

Jan
14

FBI Building's Surprising Inaugural Message

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

3,000 in Front of FBI Building for Inaugural Parade to Demand Bush's Arrest

For January 20th, 2009, http://arrestbush2009.com has secured a permit for the front of the FBI building for a Yes We Can Arrest Bush event during the Inaugural Parade.

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