Tag Archives: war crimes

You read it here first–W is a war criminal

A group in Germany has crossed the Rubicon and formally filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the Bush Torture program: The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against U.S. torture program architects and members of the Bush Administration.  The charges follow the long-delayed release of the Senate Report on Torture, […]

General Petraeus, War Crimes and culpability

We had a lively discussion (code for ‘I seriously lost my temper’) a few weeks ago on Sex and Politics. I thought we’d be discussing the proposed bombing of Syria, but the topic was General David Petraeus. For those of you not keeping up, he has been hired to teach at CUNY, and there are significant […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

Sh*t (some)Republicans believe (updated)

This is an updated list. I originally put it up last September, just after the conventions, when the Presidential campaign began in earnest. I’ve updated it somewhat, but this seems to cover the subject pretty nicely. This list probably seems patently unfair to Republicans, and (to be fair) not all Republicans believe everything on this […]

Don’t know much about history…

I know when I’m watching a bad interview on TV or the Internet. The question comes up: “What was the most influential book you read in (high school, college)?” Standard answers include the Bible, Catcher in the Rye, Atlas Shrugged (though not in MY crowd), A Separate Peace, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. You know […]

It’s official–George W Bush is a War Criminal

In Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, George W Bush was convicted of war crimes in absentia last May. Funny it didn’t receive much official press, though some progressive websites reported it. I found out about it because CNN has a feature called “I report” and someone had posted it there. Perhaps the rest of the news media […]

A War Crime indictment for the use of drone aircraft

This is a follow-up to yesterday. I am simply reporting this news: it is not my post–it’s from Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a website I highly recommend for those who are trying to think of ways to stop the empire. Better yet, it’s a great website for those who are sitting on the fence about […]