Having been the President of the United States does not excuse war crimes…

But that’s just a thought. Though maybe it’s a thought that needs go regain some traction. As much as it may seem a “distractor” from other pressing current events, the bottom line is that when it mattered most, we as a country, did not hold our leaders accountable. We let a potential war criminal go unchallenged, simply because “we had other things to worry about” at the time. George W. Bush needs to be charged as a war criminal.

Our country’s own Declaration of Independence asserts that all people are equal: rich or poor, minority or majority, etc… Therefore, it does not matter “who” commits a crime, or even perhaps treason. What matters is that supposedly a criminal will be tried and either determined innocent or guilty. And even with our presumption of innocence until proven guilty, it still means that the judicial process should be pursued against him. No veils of secrecy, no “in the interests of national security” loopholes to block it. If we really are “the best damn country on Earth” as some like to claim, then we are obligated to expect and maintain the highest humanly possible standards in all areas. Especially those that we claim to be our “defining qualities” as a nation. George W. Bush allowed or sanctioned criminal behaviors and actions, during a time of war, by our own military and other “security” agencies. Such choices demand that he be tried in a court of law.


~ by Xandalis on 17 November, 2011.

One Response to “Having been the President of the United States does not excuse war crimes…”

  1. Excellent points. It’s never too late to prosecute them! Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield and Rice!

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