Saturday, September 13, 2008

War Crimes Conference

Can we as a nation abide by the rule of law? I missed the first day of this but the videos are archived and they come back in the morninging at 9am. Amazing information every true American should know, not just poli-sci wonks.

Untitled Video warcrimes 1, warcrimes Ustream.TV: 9/13/08 02:18PM PST. 8:09pm

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Untitled Video warcrimes 1 @ Ustream.TV: 9/13/08 02:18PM PST.

"A two-day conference on obtaining prosecutions of high level American war criminals will open September 13th, in Andover, Mass. The conference will explore the legal grounds for, and plan for, obtaining prosecutions of President Bush and top officials of his Administration for war crimes.

"In the tradition of America’s Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials after World War II, Justice Robert Jackson, the Conference’s purpose is “to hold high U.S. officials accountable in courts of law and, if guilt is found, to obtain appropriate punishments.

"Otherwise,” said the Conference’s convener, Lawrence Velvel, “the future will be threatened by additional examples of Executive lawlessness by leaders who need fear no personal consequences” for their actions, leading to “the possibility of more Viet Nams, more Iraqs, and more repression.' "

It took how many years to get Pinochet?

I might stay up all night listening to this.


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