Mar 17 2009

Mark Danner's appearance on Washington Journal

Mark Danner appeared on Washington Journal. Unfortunately I didn’t know until he was about half way through. He’s a solid reporter and knows his beat.

But one of the key sections was responding to a caller who rattled off the pablum of the Bush apologists regarding the Geneva Conventions.

Here’s Mark Danner’s recent article

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Mar 17 2009

Will Canada arrest George Bush when he visits today?

Will Canada arrest George Bush when he visits Calgary today?

Canada has laws regarding people suspected of war crimes visiting their country.
Stay tuned to see if they’ll act on them with war criminal suspect George W Bush.

Mar 13 2009

Italian Court Dismisses Evidence in CIA Rendition Trial citing "State Secrets"

The Italian Constitutional Court has ruled that prosecutors violated “state secrecy laws” in building their case against Italian and U.S. agents who are accused of extraordinary rendition of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, aka Abu Omar.

Though the case has not been thrown out it has set back the case which resumes hearing on March 18, 2009. The case claims that the CIA led team kidnapped Abu Omar in Milan and took him to US bases in Italy and Germany before they flew him to Egypt in 2003. Abu Omar says he was tortured there and held without being charged.

The court ruled that the prosecutors improperly used classified secrets to prepare their case. Much of the indictment rests on the “secrets”, and no word has come as to how the lawyers will be able to make their case without being able to rely upon these materials.

From Berlisconi till now, Italy maintains it had no role in the Nasr rendition.

The case involves twenty six American agents and several Italian agents.

We will keep you posted.

Mar 9 2009

Follow Up With Your Local D.A. Now That They Have The Bugliosi Book On Prosecuting Dick & W


From We want you to know that we are gearing up for actions on many critical and substantive issues, health care, mass media issues, real food safety and more, and we will have much more on all these soon.

However, this week there is a special priority. We told you that another activist group was sending copies of the Vince Bugliosi Book, “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder” to each and every local county district attorney in the country, nearly 3,000 books in the mail which were due to arrive at their destinations on or about Feb. 21, so they should be there by now.
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Mar 5 2009

Truth and Consequences hearing

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Patrick Leahy convened a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the creation of a “Truth and Consequences Commission” to hear the abuses and remedies of the George Bush and Dick Cheney administration. Joining this panel were Thomas Pickering, Ret. Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, John Farmer, F.A.O. Schwarz, David Rivkin and Jeremy Rabkin.

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Feb 21 2009

Karl Rove Deposition Still On for Monday, Feb. 23

A staff member for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said today that the deposition hearing scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23, for Karl Rove, the infamous former political adviser to President George W. Bush, is still on at this point. The Obama administration had sought a two week delay to weigh in on whether former Bush White House officials must testify before Congress about the politics involved in the firing of at least nine U.S. attorneys across the country, as well as the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. For more, including the details of an investigative reporter’s allegations of a cover-up by the Obama White House in seeking a delay, read the full story in the progressive Locust Fork News-Journal run by investigative reporter and former New York Times free-lancer Glynn Wilson. Permalink: Karl Rove Deposition Still On for Monday

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Feb 21 2009

Karl Rove's never ending hubris

Even with a pending subpoena and the chance that he could face prosecution for his involvement in the politicization of the Department of Justice, Karl Rove never stops. His arrogance and contempt for others is truly jaw dropping sometimes. On the O’Really show Friday, Feb 13, 2009, Rove gloats about the “witch hunt”. What Rove is trying to do here, and to a loyal audience, is down play and suggest this is “just politics”. Just see past it, stay focused on the crimes themselves not the Pavlovian rants of this traitor. Karl Rove leaked Valerie Plame’s name to journalists, two of which didn’t stoop to the Novak level. But he was a confirming source to Novak and leaked to Matt Cooper. He’s scum.

Feb 21 2009

The Legalities and Immunity

During the Cheney/Bush Administration we saw many examples of judicial manipulation. From the Department of Justice attorney firings to the commutation of Scooter Libby’s sentence, the Bush Administration repeatedly flaunted its power to protect its own backside. The questions of legality of torture were obfuscated by ideologues who favored any actions the CheneyBush Admin wished to enact. But the question remains, how binding are those decisions?
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Feb 21 2009

Majority of Americans believe Cheney and Bush must face investigation

While the Obama administration keeps talking about ‘looking forward’ and not ‘looking back’, a vast majority of Americans support investigation, including criminal investigation, for Dick Cheney and George Bush.

A new Gallop Poll shows a majority of Americans want to have an investigation into the wrong doings of the Bush administration, with more showing interest based on the politicization of the Justice Department followed by wiretaps without warrant, then torture. And while the Gallop poll interprets this as no mandate, of those who want an investigation into the politicization of the justice department (71%), 57% of them want a criminal investigation, For torture and wiretaps 63%, of those who support any investigation 60% want criminal investigation.
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Feb 21 2009

The Case for Prosecution of Dick Cheney, George Bush and Co.

There is rarely joy to be found in prosecution. This process of holding someone accountable is loaded with frustration from the get go. But without holding people accountable for their actions, we might as well scrap any pretense of justice or rule of law.

In the past 8 years we have seen violations of the fundamental standards of American values, whether they were ever real or simply imagined. In the name of national defense the administration and their enablers in the Congress eroded the fundamental constitutional standards that define this democratic experiment. The Bush Administration lobbied to go to war on a country that had never attacked the U.S., authorized torture of detainees, allowed extraordinary rendition of suspects, wasted billions of dollars to hide its crimes and mistakes, wiretapped citizens, journalists, soldiers calling their families, non-profits, politicized the Department of Justice, outed a CIA officer and her colleagues operations, threatened countries who didn’t run lock-step, and continuously lied about these actions when directly asked to own up to them.
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