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Ask any American, or, in fact prettymuch anyone around the world what President Obama's biggest failing is and they will always say the same thing. Bush is out of prison, proof Obama is a coward or part of the same gang.


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Jennifer Martino (70)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 9:19 am
Perfect description! How disgusting is that?

Luisa Fox (144)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 9:28 am
Thank you Jennifer. I hope you get a chance to read the article.

At present Britain is investigating Tony Blair and his relationship with Bush which culminated in taking us on the road to not just one unwanted War but a quagmire in the Middle East.

My hope is to bring Bush, and Cheney to justice, in spite of the fact that the GOP and Corporate Press have one goal, which is to keep Bush and Cabal out of prison.

Pamylle G (458)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 9:55 am
Fabulous blog, Luisa ! Just the opening paragraph alone is stunning:

"Ask any American, or, in fact prettymuch anyone around the world what President Obama’s biggest failing is and they will always say the same thing. Bush is out of prison, proof Obama is a coward or part of the same gang. All any of us wanted was our country back. It isn’t like there weren’t crimes any prosecutor could prove. We spend billions trying to convict children and mental defectives we kidnap off the street of terrorism and we have a gang here, still running their mouths, running free that is responsible for the deaths of 10,000 Americans, destroying the lives of 400,000 more, killing between 1 and 2 million around the world, 98% innocent civilians, and robbing America blind."

And his pronouncements at the end:

"We pay for everything. We pay with the lives of our children for the gasoline we pay for with the money that used to buy our food. It is all about paying, simple extortion, price fixing and monopolies.

Our new definition of socialism: A socialist is someone who complains when being robbed.

Our new definition of extremist: An extremist is someone who complains when being robbed.

Our new definition of traitor: A traitor is someone who complains when being robbed.

Our new definition of terrorist: Is it someone who does more than complain? Perhaps complaining is enough. John Ashcroft and Roberto Gonazles thought so.

Our new definition of patriot: Someone who can drive to a flag waving ceremony past streets filled with homeless veterans and see nothing."

Well spoken, Gordon Duff !

Luisa Fox (144)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 10:12 am
Thank you Pamylie.
he Bush Cheney Cabal broke the law repeatedly. Their illegalities must be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Unfortunately, not just the G.O.P. but the Obama administration are doing everything to keep Bush, Cheney, et. al. l out of prison.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 10:28 am

Luisa, I am so glad you posted this! I had read it and considered doing so myself, but never got around to it.

Luisa Fox (144)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 10:30 am
Thank you Carole.

I read most if not all of Duff's writing on Veterans Today. I like his edge, and the fact that he is willing to put himself "out there" in support of his political views.

Good to see ya pretty lady!!!

Margaret T (22)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 7:04 pm
Great article - very succint and to the point - Bush, at the very least should be prosecuted for war crimes as well as Cheney

Luisa Fox (144)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 7:24 pm
Thank you Margaret.

Bush, Cheney and cabal should all be prosecuted for war crimes.

Bush and Cheney destroyed Constitutional Democracy, which for the most part, served our nation well for 218 years. The Patriot Act clearly gave President Bush unconstitutional powers to over-ride the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Ammendments. Not to mention the actions of John Yoo, the water boy for "torture-is-more-then-O.K"

Bush did more then stomp on the constitution, he wipped his ahzz with it.

Simon Wood (207)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 9:02 pm
Hi Luisa : )
Good on you for posting this as a Care2 news article! : )

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Friday February 5, 2010, 1:19 am
What a shame!

patricia lasek (317)
Friday February 5, 2010, 7:00 am
excellent article, Luisa. Thanks for posting it. A must read for everyone!

Luisa Fox (144)
Friday February 5, 2010, 7:34 am
Thank you Patricia. I will add more substantive comment in a few.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday February 5, 2010, 12:18 pm
I've thought so often,
why it is that GWB and Cheney are still
walking around as free men.
Because they are Americans?
Can it be that simple?
It doesn't seem possible that that can be the only answer.
Is it because no American officials have ever been prosecuted
from crimes such as these, or because no American official has ever
committed crimes like these?
Bush WAS a "Caligula", and I'm sure he's done things we'll never know
about, things so horrible, we'll never WANT to know about them.
As to why they, Bush & Cheney, are still free,
I just don't know.

Thanks, Luisa.

Luisa Fox (144)
Friday February 5, 2010, 3:15 pm

ICC Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, et. al. by UIUC Prof. Francis Boyle and Lawyers Against the War

Champaign, U.S.A./The Hague, Netherlands (19 Jan 2010). -- Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings. This term is really their euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent torture. This criminal policy and practice by the Accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C.

The United States is not a party to the Rome Statute. Nevertheless the Accused have ordered and been responsible for the commission of I.C.C. statutory crimes within the respective territories of many I.C.C. member states, including several in Europe. Consequently, the I.C.C. has jurisdiction to prosecute the Accused for their I.C.C. statutory crimes under Rome Statute article 12(2)(a) that affords the I.C.C. jurisdiction to prosecute for I.C.C. statutory crimes committed in I.C.C. member states.

The Complaint requests (1) that the I.C.C. Prosecutor open an investigation of the Accused on his own accord under Rome Statute article 15(1); and (2) that the I.C.C. Prosecutor also formally “submit to the [I.C.C.] Pre-Trial Chamber a request for authorization of an investigation” of the Accused under Rome Statute article 15(3).

For similar reasons, the Highest Level Officials of the Obama administration risk the filing of a follow-up Complaint with the I.C.C. if they do not immediately terminate the Accused’ criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition,” which the Obama administration has continued to implement.

The Complaint concludes with a request that the I.C.C. Prosecutor obtain International Arrest Warrants for the Accused from the I.C.C. in accordance with Rome Statute articles 58(1)(a), 58(1)(b)(i), 58(1)(b)(ii), and 58(1)(b)(iii).

In order to demonstrate your support for this Complaint you can contact the I.C.C. Prosecutor by letter, fax, or email as indicated below.

Francis A. Boyle

Professor of International Law

Law Building

504 East Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820

Phone: 217-333-7954

Fax: 217-244-1478
Thank you for your thoughtful comment Pastor Tim.

I have wondered the same

Is it because they are Americans or because the US has slipped in an abyss of inhumanity in the name of national security both real and imagined?

No American official has every been prosecuted from crimes such as those committed against the American people during the Bush Administration and unfortunately President Obama has caved into the pressure by the status quo to pretend the Bush administration was not a rogue group of neocons who were after their own agenda for the purpose of lining their own pockets, and to hell with everyone else.

I have personally been involved in political activity towards the end of bringing these people to justice to no avail. I have not been alone, and as we speak there are still other who seek justice for the American people who will not look the other way.

Most Americans are complaisant and have forgotten that we have laws designed to prevent the executive branch of government from committing egregious acts of blatant criminality that threatened to undermine the legitimacy of representative democracy. Under Bush and Cabal all this went out the window.

But all is not lost. Many Americans continue to press for the prosecution of these criminals. I have added a petition filed in the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, TENET, RICE AND GONZALES; INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS REQUESTED

Rest assure Pastor Tim, some of us will never give in our quest to see these criminals behind bars.


Elderberry T (201)
Friday February 5, 2010, 4:38 pm
Tx Luisa...Blog saved...On the subject of the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry I'm not impressed so far with what I have seen. A lot of tippy toeing around..and waste of much £££££. Bliar was not questioned properly just as I expected. I sensed a distinct fear in the panel re putting him on the spot with some serious grilling/roasting. He said he had no regrets and would do it all again!! All with total Arrogance. Then proceeded to use his time as a soapbox for warmongering against Iran. He is a brainless, puffed up idiot war criminal for sure. But then UK is in process of changing law on SELECTIVE WAR CRIMINALS being allowed to enter the country now, given who's in charge that's not surprising either...

Luisa Fox (144)
Friday February 5, 2010, 4:49 pm
Yes, Elderberry, I've been reading the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry and not impressed at all.

Bush and Blair are arrogant but I think Cheney takes the price. Cheney doesn't dare leave the country. The only place Cheney can go to is his bunker in Jackson, Hole, Wyoming or maybe Argentine to spend the rest of his life in exile with the rest of the war criminals.

I'm glad people are reading this article. From this perspective, we will never give up the fight even if it means after their demise.

Thanks for the comments about Chilcot Iraq Inquiry.

I have a lot more to say about this but after the last message to Pastor Tim I'll kick back for now.

Don't stay away...

Simon Wood (207)
Friday February 5, 2010, 5:59 pm
Hi Luisa,
actually, alot of countries are more friendly to the U.S. empire than Argentina is. Argentina has been rebelling against U.S. imperialism since the Argentinean economic collapse 10 years ago, and the election of the Kirchner governments.

Why do you claim that Argentina is a "supporter of U.S. imperialism and war crimes"?

Luisa Fox (144)
Friday February 5, 2010, 6:05 pm
Simon wrote:
"Why do you claim that Argentina is a "supporter of U.S. imperialism and war crimes?"

I am claiming no such thing Simon. I was inferring to the fact that after WWII, Argentina became the home of Nazi War criminals. It was a play on words between Dick Cheney, and his activities in the United States.

Bush/Cheney took the United States to the dark side of politics.

I hope this has clarified any misunderstanding with respect to what I wrote.

If not, let's go at it my friend.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday February 5, 2010, 7:23 pm
Great post Luisa!:)

Luisa Fox (144)
Friday February 5, 2010, 7:24 pm
Thank you Yvonne.

Friday February 5, 2010, 7:37 pm

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday February 6, 2010, 12:38 am
Hi again Luisa : )

Ok, but let's put things in perspective:

The USA has many many many more war criminals and other human rights violators than Argentina does. Plenty of brutal dictators who were overthrown have fled the wrath of their people to find sanctuary in the USA. E.g. Batista and his fellow terror-generals from Cuba, Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, dictators from Vietnam, terrorists and human rights violators from all over Latin America (they gather in Florida), etc., etc..

Plus the huge number of war criminals and human rights violators who are U.S. citizens - the ones who kidnap people for torture in the USA's CIA "Rendition" program, the ones who supported hundreds of coups around the world to install U.S. puppet regimes, the ones who support and supported oppressive regimes, and the ones who attacked more than 30 countries since the end of WW2.

Plus those oppressive regimes in Argentina (and across Latin America) were supported by the USA!!! And the USA worked in cooperation with WW2's fascists, war criminals and other human rights abusers in Germany, Italy and Japan after WW2. If you don't believe me, then a great book to read would be the book exposing the abuses carried out by the capitalist allies in WW2: "Saving Private Power" by Mickey Z.

And then there Israel's war criminals and other human rights abusers who have carried out 62 years of Israeli colonialism, apartheid and imperialist aggression.

And there are the regimes in Europe, Japan and Australia, which have carried out many war crimes and human rights abuses in Third World countries (e.g. the Vietnam War, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq. etc.), have supported many Third World dictators, war criminals and other human rights abusers, and have welcomed many Third World dictators, war criminals and other human rights abusers who have fled the wrath of their own people when overthrown. E.g. Pinochet of Chile was welcomed to live in the UK, Fujimori of Peru was welcomed in Japan, various Yugolslavian war criminals were welcomed in Australia, the many human rights abusers from the apartheid regime in South Africa have been welcomed in the UK, Australia, etc..

Argentina is a small player in the game of huamnrights abuse, compared with those first world nations and their neo-colonies in the Third World.

But the first world's capitalist media propaganda focusses on criticising independent Third World nations - and that is why people think that Argentina is the most welcoming to war criminals and other human rights abusers, when in fact, first world nations and their Third World neo-colonies do much more of that than Argentina did.

Please don't focus on criticising the countries that are rebelling against the U.S. empire, while ignoring the much worse harm done by the first world countries and their Third World neo-colonies. Let's not give help to the first world's dishonest capitalist media propaganda.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday February 6, 2010, 12:45 am
PS, now that the people of Argentina have elected left wing governments, they have been able to prosecute human rights abusers from the oppressive U.S.-supported regimes of the past.

But in Latin American countries where the USA still dominates, such as Colombia and Honduras, the human rights abusers continue their brutal rule.

And in Chile, where the people elected leftwing governments in recent years, there were moves to prosecute the human rights abusers from the oppressive U.K.&U.S.-supported Pinochet regime. But now that the people have been tricked by the capitalist media into electing a rightwing U.S.-supported government, those prosecutions against human rights abusers have been stopped!!!

Luisa Fox (144)
Saturday February 6, 2010, 4:08 am
Simon wrote:
"Ok, but let's put things in perspective"

Simon, let's be clear about my intent in mentioning Argentina. I am not bashing Argentina, I love all Latin American Counties, I have one foot in Latin America and one in the USA. Having said that, my comment was a metaphorical reference to the effect that at one time Argentina was known for harboring Nazi war criminals who fled after Germany was defeated.

That was many years ago, and allmost all war criminals are long gone.

Argentina is a beautiful country. No bash intended.

Luisa Fox (144)
Saturday February 6, 2010, 12:56 pm

Yes, it's a good story isn't it. Thanks.

Elaine B (21)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 12:14 am
You said it, Luisa, you said it!
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