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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 08:50 AM
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143. Scale of War crime yes, but lies alone no
Bush and cronies absolutely need to be tried for war crimes (crime of aggression), crimes against humanity (torture), violation of the constitution (lying about the reason for the war. And so do any enablers like congress, the NYTimes, and people who fail to prosecute when the evidence is everywhere. But lying about how many were killed is not a crime in and of itself, unless it was used to cover up something else like torture or wholesale slaughter. But then it merely establishes the scale and is a lesser point in the larger crime.

So let's focus on the real crimes, and not create ones that don't exist. Lies in this context, by themselves, are not crimes.
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