Saturday, July 26, 2008

David Letterman: “Can a case be made that George Bush’s administration is clearly guilty of war crimes?”

SilentPatriot, Crooks and Liars: Dave interviewed investigative journalist Jane Mayer Wednesday about her new book, The Dark Side, which chronicles the Bush administration’s use (and denial of use) of torture, and asks her a simple question that we all want to know the answer to.
During the Nuremberg trials Robert H. Jackson said:
“To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”
By that standard — you know, the internationally agreed upon one — I think the answer is clear.
UPDATE: (Nicole) Actually according to George W. Bush himself, he agrees: (h/t JR)
President Bush signed an executive order on Friday to expand sanctions against what he calls the “illegitimate” regime of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and his supporters.[..] “No regime should ignore the will of its own people and calls from the international community without consequences,” Bush said in a statement.
You heard him, Congress. Get to work.

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