Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We can all hope: Bush Will Be As Free As A Bird. (A Jailbird)

Even If...

If you think I'm going to just walk away from it all concerning George Bush, guess again. When a man batters our country relentlessly with inane neocon programs, lies to its people, lets soldiers die for his cause, and deregulates with impunity for eight years, he's must to come to terms with justice. Walking away from the presidency free as a bird is a slap in the face not only to our country, but to the rest of the world.

He should be hounded... He should hunted...Consistently.

Even if just one soldier had died...
Even if just one detainee had been tortured...
Even if just one person had been killed by Katrina...
Even if just one person had been illegally wiretapped!

Bush probably hopes and prays that the new administration will forget him. After all, "time heals all wounds." The problem is, his wounds were near fatal: to the military, to Gitmo detainees, to New Orleans, to privacy, to marriage equality, to the environment, to the economy. The country barely survived simply because Bush and Cheney were such bad shots. And they didn't count on the intelligence of their victims. (Which, according to the last polls were 78% of the country - meaning a lot of people smartened up since 2004)

(From the Washington Independent)

The consensus seems to be growing that, despite his oft-repeated desire to “look forward rather than backward” when it comes to the Bush administration’s authorization of the use of torture on detainees in American custody, President-elect Barack Obama is going to have to open some sort of official investigation of Bush-era war crimes once he takes office.

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald laid out the case in his blog on Sunday, arguing that it’s no longer optional. Given that the United States is a party to the United Nations Convention on Torture - a treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan –- and that the U.S. Constitution holds that international treaties are the highest law of the land, the United States really doesn’t have a choice: “U.S. law requires prosecutions for those who authorize torture,” writes Greenwald.

If this were another era, we would be able to watch Bush and family fleeing in a white Ford Bronco down freeways all the way to Paraguay.

Oh, for the beauties of justice!

Just a thought.

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