Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bush Regime Lies Video and Status of Child Soldiers Not Recognized By US Judiciary

Photo: Omar Khadr : Child-Soldier to be tried by US Court in contravention of International Law
Another Embarrassing Moment for The Bush Regime or do most Americans believe that International Laws should not apply to the United States.

Updated 2:10 - Updated 5:43pm

Cheney/Bush lies , Crimes and Misdemeanors-
US first to put on trial Child-Soldier
US claims UN Charter, Geneva Conventions , Charter of Human Rights do not apply to it-

*CENSORED By You Tube. This video was listed as #22 on YT's All Time News/Politics Video and was pulled and erased from that standing overnight.

So What Are You Going To Do About It?

Song: "All the things that I have done"

Cheney Bush Rice Karl Rove Rumsfeld Colin Powell George Tennet Face Criminal Prosecution-Just Kidding

The question is if Hillary and/or Obama take the presidency of the United States next January do they have the courage and the integrity to punish those who should be punished . Will they be willing to press criminal charges against those in the Bush administration who have committed criminal acts. Surely a large proportion of the American people would back such a move. According to most polls taken in the last year most Americans believe that Bush has done more harm than good for the country.

What needs to be restated it seems is that just because the Bush Regime claims it has acted legally does not mean they are beyond prosecution. Since the Bush Regime has in one way or another taken control of the judiciary in a manner which contravenes the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States these resolutions or signing statements carry no legal weight.

Further if the Bush administration has contravened International Laws such as the Geneva Conventions or the United Nations declaration of Human Rights etc. the members of the Bush administration can still be held responsible and can be charged with Crimes against Humanity and other War Crimes. The point is that a government can not unilaterally pass laws or regulations which contravene such International Laws and agreements. For example if ' torture ' and 'renditions' are Crimes against Humanity then this applies to all sovereign states and not just certain states.
I'm not certain that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will allow International Courts to judge the actions of the Bush Administration and all those who carried out the orders of the Bush Regime.

If Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama are not willing to take some sort of action against these suspected criminals it will leave a stain on America's reputation abroad . It also creates a precedent that later United States administrations and Presidents can use to justify breaking International Laws and agreements and the undermining of the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights etc.
So the question is whomever forms the next administration will they take action or revert to business as usual.Will it be business as usual .

And for more of the ongoing criminal and immoral actions of the Bush regime one can easily find a half dozen or more articles displaying the Bush regimes contempt for the laws of the land and the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
But who knows maybe Bush and Cheney are right and that Americans need or want a dictator who will relieve American citizens of making difficult decisions.

from USA TODAY 9/6/2003
Poll: 70% believe Saddam, 9-11 link

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe it is likely that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, says a poll out almost two years after the terrorists' strike against this country.

Sixty-nine percent in a Washington Post poll published Saturday said they believe it is likely the Iraqi leader was personally involved in the attacks carried out by al-Qaeda. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents believe it's likely Saddam was involved.

The belief in the connection persists even though there has been no proof of a link between the two.

President Bush and members of his administration suggested a link between the two in the months before the war in Iraq. Claims of possible links have never been proven, however.

Veteran pollsters say the persistent belief of a link between the attacks and Saddam could help explain why public support for the decision to go to war in Iraq has been so resilient despite problems establishing a peaceful country.

and :

Al Qaeda-Hussein Link Is Dismissed;By Walter Pincus and Dana Milbank;Washington Post Staff Writers,
June 17, 2004

The Sept. 11 commission reported yesterday that it has found no "collaborative relationship" between Iraq and al Qaeda, challenging one of the Bush administration's main justifications for the war in Iraq.

Along with the contention that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, President Bush, Vice President Cheney and other top administration officials have often asserted that there were extensive ties between Hussein's government and Osama bin Laden's terrorist network; earlier this year, Cheney said evidence of a link was "overwhelming."

But the report of the commission's staff, based on its access to all relevant classified information, said that there had been contacts between Iraq and al Qaeda but no cooperation. In yesterday's hearing of the panel, formally known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, a senior FBI official and a senior CIA analyst concurred with the finding.

And from a 2007 Angus Reid poll we can judge how effective the Bush Regime's Propaganda has been :

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Half of Americans Link Hussein and al-Qaeda,January 07, 2007

Abstract: (Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Many adults in the United States believe Saddam Hussein collaborated with a terrorist network, according to a poll by Knowledge Networks for the Program on International Policy Attitudes. 32 per cent of respondents think Iraq gave substantial support to al-Qaeda, and 18 per cent think the Iraqi government was directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked and crashed four airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people. In June 2004, the federal commission that investigated the events of 9/11 stated that there had been "no collaborative relationship" between the deposed Iraqi regime and the terrorist network in the planning and carrying out of the attacks.

In September 2006, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report which concludes that, although the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had evidence of "instances of contacts" between Iraqi authorities and al-Qaeda throughout the 1990s, these did not amount to a "formal relationship." Democratic Michigan senator Carl Levin said the document was a "devastating indictment" of the Bush administration's attempts to link Hussein and al-Qaeda.

So there it is . Even five years later many Americans choose to believe Bush's lies rather than face the facts. Facts as Ronald Reagon once said " are stupid things " only beliefs whether unfounded are not are of most importance. Like believing the world is just 6,000 years old and that Darwin's theory of Evolution is part of some Communist, Secular Humanist or Liberal plot to undermine America's faith in God. Or certain uncomfortable facts such as the loss of the Vietnam War . The neocon revisionist historians claim Vietnam was lost because of the evil ' liberals " from the Liberal Media to liberal University Professors to liberal unAmerican anti-war protesters . The war was a bad idea to begin with . The US political strategy backing corrupt despots while undermining and attacking those who represented the democratic forces in Vietnam and a multitude of other mistakes and blunders .

Therefore one must conclude that the Senate Intelligence Committee must be anti-Bush and UnAmerican and working for the enemy for them to dare to question the beliefs promulgated by Bush Regime .

from TruthoutCIA Says Used Waterboarding Three Times By Randall Mikkelsen,Reuters,05 February 2008

Washington - The CIA on three occasions shortly after the September 11 attacks used a widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding, CIA Director Michael Hayden told Congress on Tuesday.

"Waterboarding has been used on only three detainees," Hayden told the Senate Intelligence Committee. It was the first time a U.S. official publicly specified the number of people subjected to waterboarding and named them.

from Information Clearing House Iraqi scientist gave CIA information that should have prevented war

Saad Tawfiq told his handlers that Saddam had shut down WMD program,By Agence France Presse (AFP)

05/02/08 "Daily Star" -- - -AMMAN: When Saad Tawfiq watched then-US Secretary of state Colin Powell's presentation to the United Nations on February 5, 2003, he shed bitter tears as he realized he had risked his life and those of his loved ones for nothing. As one of Saddam Hussein's most gifted engineers, Tawfiq knew that the Iraqi dictator had shut down his nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs in 1995 - and he had told his handlers in US intelligence just that.

And yet here was Powell - Tawfiq's television was able to receive international news through a link pirated from Saddam's spies next door - waving a vial of white powder and telling the UN Security Council a story about Iraqi germ labs.

"When I saw Colin Powell, I started crying - immediately. I knew I had tried and lost," Tawfiq told AFP five years later in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

also from ICH
Did Rumsfeld Authorize War Crimes? The Secret Rules of Engagement in Iraq,By Stephen Soldz

05/02/08 --- - Wikileaks has obtained the long kept secret Rules of Engagement (ROE) for U.S. troops in Iraq. This document sets out the rules guiding authorized U.S. troop actions in that occupation. While the Wikileaks document dates from 2005, as these ROEs generally change slowly the rules for today are likely similar, though we can't be sure, of course, to what extent more recent ROE's differ.

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