Bush War Crimes

Nat Hentoff of the Village Voice consistently writes insightful, factually accurate, and well-reported broadsides against the law-breaking attack on civil liberties by the Bush administration. This column, about former Guantanamo detainee Murat Kurnaz’s book, Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo, is chilling.

To deny that Bush has committed crimes – far worse than Bill Clinton’s lying under oath – is to deny the rule of law and the American ethos. He has spied without a warrant and authorized torture. I am sure that nothing is going to happen until the election, but this issue should not go away after he is out of office. America, any politician will remind you, is a nation of laws. Despite whatever opinions his Justice Department produces, Bush broke the law, and he deserves to be punished regardless of his motivation for doing so.

60 Minutes also did a story (which I haven’t watched yet). Plus, here is Hentoff’s follow-up piece.


3 Responses to Bush War Crimes

  1. millcreektars says:

    You full of crap, buch is saving your butt whether you like it or not. The only Crimes he has so called “commited” was being elected durning a time of crises. I do not think that there should be anyone else in office besides him. Get your facts straight before you start posting stuff and falsing acusing people of stuff you dont aparently understand.

  2. Jim DeSantis says:

    The President is an easy target for pundits.

    But, it is irresponsible to accuse anyone of a crime without solid proof. Innuendo and private opinion do not constitute proof in a court of law.

    I am glad I live in a nation that respects the rule of law, the USA, because I have the right to sue whacko pundits like Village Voice.

  3. Yo – credulous sheep – ask yourself (can you do that?) – why do you think the USA hasn’t joined the International Criminal Court? Doya think it just might be because Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Kissinger know that their gonads’d be hauled before the Court faster than you can say “WMD”?

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