Impeachment

May
11

Three Worst Reasons to Delay Putting Cheney in Prison

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

#1: Cheney says that he and Bush ordered torture but did nothing wrong.

On Sunday, Cheney said: "The fact of the matter is that these [torture] techniques that we're talking about are used on our own people. In the SERE program that in effect trains our people with respect to capture and evasion and so forth, and escape, a lot of them go through these same exact procedures."

If this were true, participants in the SERE program would be kidnapped and tortured by people willing to kill them. They would be waterboarded believing they might be drowned. This would be done upwards of 100 times. They would be hung hanged by their wrists, beaten, electroshocked, deprived of sleep, stripped naked and exposed to cold, attacked by dogs, slammed against walls, kept in isolation, and in many cases killed, in many other cases driven insane.

May
11

Statutes of Limitations

Tag: Impeachment

Elizabeth de la Vega has a new article at truthout arguing that in some cases torture can be prosecuted no matter how many years go by. This is helpful information, but where she loses me is on the notion that delay is desirable. Arguing that delay is possible for certain crimes if certain arguments can be won I understand. But that it's desirable I'm unable to see. As time passes, the ability of politicians to oppose "looking backward" grows, public interest shrinks, the opportunity is lost. Harry Reid wants to let everyone off and effectively said in an interview last week that if we can wait 6 months for the Senate Intelligence Committee's whitewash it'll then be easier to dismiss everything. I agree with him.

Criminals

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Criminals
May
07

It's National Nancy Off the Table Day

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

That's right, children, it's national Nancy Day, honoring the occasion on May 7, 2006, when Nancy Pelosi first allowed Tim Russert to badger her into agreeing that she wouldn't permit the impeachment of Saint George or Father Dick, not even if they barbequed children on the White House lawn.

May
02

Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union by David Swanson

Book Can Now Be Ordered, Book Tour Being Planned

You can now pre-order my book at Amazon.com at http://tinyurl.com/daybreakbook

It's a thick book containing everything I know - and then some - for $10 (pre-order discount price).  And you can support a good cause by pre-ordering it now.

You can also call or visit your local bookstore right now and ask them to be sure to stock the book. If you're in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Ohio please see below.  I'm only coming once to any given state, so please schedule more events for the times I will be in yours! Please don't ask me later why I didn't come to your town! If you're in another state, please contact me re dates in 2010. -- David Swanson

Apr
19

ImpeachBybee.org

Tag: Impeachment

ImpeachBybee.org Open for what to do and why.

Apr
07

Listen to Francis Boyle

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

As evidence of Bush and Cheney's crimes is slowly pried loose from President Obama's fingers, it's easy to forget just how long ago numerous articulate voices were identifying and denouncing those crimes, none more so that Francis Boyle, who told Bill O'Reilly on his Fox News show on September 13, 2001:

Mar
24

NY and MA Events on Accountability, Prosecution, and War Crimes

Tag: About David Swanson, Impeachment, Peace and War

Is it Still a Crime if a President Does it? If Obama Keeps the Powers Bush Seized, What Powers Do We Have? If War Criminals Walk, What Will Prevent Wars?

Join the conversation and get organized to take action at these April events in New York and Massachusetts:

April 18, 2009, 3:00 p.m. New York, NY, panel at the Left Forum at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, organized by Seven Stories Press: David Swanson, Erna Paris, and Minky Worden: http://www.leftforum.org

April 18, 2009, 5:00 p.m. New York, NY, panel on "Prosecuting Bush Era War Criminals & Seizure of Powers: Preventing More Crimes" at the Left Forum at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, organized by World Can't Wait including David Swanson and Linda Rigas, and moderator Debra Sweet: http://www.leftforum.org

April 19, 2009, David Swanson and Debra Sweet with intro by Jeff Cohen, 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY, Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response, Woodstock Veterans for Peace, Contact: 845 679-3299 or tkau!@hvc.rr.com http://www.mideastcrisis.org

April 20, 2009, David Swanson and Valeria A. Gheorghiu, Albany, NY, Albany Friends Meetinghouse, 727 Madison Avenue, near corner of Madison & Lake Ave bordering on Washington Park, 12:00 noon. http://www.chathampeace.org

April 20, 2009, David Swanson and Valeria A. Gheorghiu, Pittsfield, Mass., Berkshire Community College, 7:00 p.m. http://www.chathampeace.org

April 21, 2009, David Swanson and John Bonifaz, Amherst, Mass., Bangs Community Center 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. http://www.westernmassafsc.org

UPDATES on all of these events here: http://davidswanson.org/node/1680

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David Swanson's book "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" will be published by Seven Stories Press in September 2009. He is planning events around the country at that time. If you'd like Swanson to come to your town or can help with planning an event, please go here: http://davidswanson.org/node/1656

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