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"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Victims testify and George Bush found guilty of torture

I hope that this is precursor of more trials to come.  A Malaysian court heard testimony, and after four days, found George W. Bush guilty of war crimes.  The transcript of the proceedings will be sent to the U.N.

You can read the whole story here and here.  Of course, the mainstream media is silent on this for now, but have no doubt that George Bush during his presidency brought untold suffering to millions under the banner of "freedom" and his murderous "war on terror".

Meanwhile Amnesty International once again requests the arrest of George Bush.

1 comment:

Unigov said...


1) Should Obama be arrested - not for torturing terrorism suspects - but for killing civilians in Pakistan with drones ?

2) Why doesn't AI get in a lather about Obama's ongoing drone killings - are they playing politics ?

3) Does waterboarding even constitute torture in the UN definition - "severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental". Waterboarding doesn't cause physical harm. It's a mental thing but affects different people in different ways - the US waterboarded that one guy almost 100 times, surely at some point he got a little used to it, or as used to it as one could.

4) Waterboarding is empirically a lite form of torture compared to other methods such as those endured by some of our soldiers in Vietnam. The hard question - Is "lite" torture ok if it produces intelligence that would save lives ? If not waterboarding, how about sleep deprivation ? Where do we draw the line ?

IMO torture is a last resort if anything, and if performed, must be as non-harmful as possible, and only done after all 3 branches of government have been informed. Torture is a slippery slope.