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  1. MT BLU April 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thank you for reblogging this story that should go viral in the name of the untold ones.

  2. MT BLU April 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    WP’s weird. I wrote a second comment and it didn’t post. 😦

    While there may have been war crimes committed, unfortunately, the United States did not act unilaterally. Basically, no matter how we see it, it would have been virtually impossible for the ICC to prosecute because they would have had to prosecute sovereign leaders from nations from many countries in much of the West and some Arab countries; leaders that were culpable in the crimes committed by Bush. He didn’t act alone. A prosecution on that scale would have probably had a destablizing effect on the political relationships of many countries. And that’s how criminals escape justice.

    • kingmidget April 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

      You have a point. However, I would like to see Bush prosecuted in this country for the crimes he committed. Maybe that’s impossible because of Presidential immunity, or some other legal principle that would shield him, but I’d like to see the effort anyway. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Obama and believe he is the best this country had to offer over the last five years, but his willingness to “let it all go” was somewhat of a disappointment. I think there needed to be a cleaner break from the eight horrible years of GWB.

      • Sahm King April 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        It’s not impossible. It’s a lack of will. There’s enough to bury the former Bush administration for decades (in a prison). The answer to why it will never be prosecuted is because of simple cronyism in the US. The Bush admin favored too many, and too many capitalized off of the Iraq war for a prosecution of Bush to work, or to even be ethical. For my part, Bush had the misfortune of being the puppet in the White House while the real master, Cheney, gets away untouched. Even were Bush prosecuted, justice wouldn’t be served because Bush was simply too stupid to have thought of the Iraq war on his own. Sure, he has the major responsibility by virtue of his having been president, and he would deserve to be punished, but the real engineers would get away with it, and still go on engineering wars.

        You see what we do with this banks that sell services to terrorists and cartels? Nothing to do with impossibility or legality. It’s all simple unwillingness, outright incompetence, or both.

      • Bastet April 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

        I agree Sahm…those who pull the strings are well protected…we only see the puppets on the strings. 😦

      • kingmidget April 13, 2013 at 6:18 am

        Well, I think Obama didn’t do anything because he tried to turn the page. To try to hold them responsible would have buried us in more years of recriminations and rage. Kudos to him, but the Republicans weren’t interested in turning the page. As well, I think he also realized that in the nasty world of war and international politics, some of what GWB did may have been necessary, that he (Obama) may need to get his hands dirty as well. It would be difficult to do those things if he was, at the same time, going after GWB and Cheney.

      • Bastet April 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

        A thought…but I still think there are a lot of puppeteers about, but first and foremost is that Obama is only the president, to get into war crimes would need congressional participation…difficult…

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