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Response to sabrina 1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 01:19 AM

24. I don't think this is an admission of any guilt, let alone war crimes

Before I have to grab my flame-retardant suit, that is a very different thing than saying I do not believe Bush, Cheney & Co committed no war crimes. I believe that it is clear as day that they did.

This is shielding Bush and his gang of liars and thieves from having to shoulder the cost of their own defense. Instead, the taxpayer will foot the bill. You might say the junta's war criminals got a federal taxpayer funded bailout, which is more than they deserve.

I don't like this one bit. I spent hours writing posts and articles demonstrating the Bush junta ginned up a case for war and knew that they were ginning it up. As soon as Ambassador Wilson said in print that he found no evidence of a sale of yellow cake uranium to Iraq by Niger, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby and the other bastards occupying the Vice President's office swung into action to blow the cover of an agent of Central Intelligence named Valery Plame, also known Mrs. Joseph Wilson. That was perhaps the most reprehensible act by a sitting Vice President since Spiro Agnew took envelopes full of cash from government contractors for services rendered while he was still a commissioner in Baltimore County, Maryland. No, I take that back. Cheney's crimes were much more reprehensible than that. The only thing that saves Aaron Burr's attempt to steal federal land in the west from beating Cheney's outrages are that Burr was no longer the sitting Vice President when he committed the acts that led to his being tried for treason.

The idea that ginning up the case for war was within the normal terms of the defendants' employment with the government is pretty outrageous. There was no need for the war against Iraq. The rationale for the war was a pack of lies. Perhaps the Bushies thought they would find evidence of a biochemical arsenal or an active nuclear program, but Saddam wasn't that much of a fool and took the pledge, swearing off WMDs after the 1991 war. The fact is that the Bushies took evidence from dubious sources, including torture victims and let that find its way into the NIE.

Nevertheless, the government isn't admitting to any war crimes. On the contrary, the government is decreeing that the taxpayer is on the hook for any wrongdoing by the Bush junta and intends to prevent Ms. Saleh from proving that any took place.

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