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George W. Bush, Dick Cheney Convicted Of War Crimes

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Bush

United States

#1 May 13, 2012
In the first verdict of its kind since former President George W. Bush left office, he and several members of his administration have been successfully convicted in absentia of war crimes in Malaysia.

Yes, this is a BFD.

This past Friday, a five panel tribunal delivered a unanimous guilty verdict after a week long trial that, unsurprisingly, was not covered by American media. The witnesses included several ex-Guantanamo detainees that gave testimony on the conditions and human rights violations that were systematically carried out under orders of the Bush administration.
Bush

Lubbock, TX

#2 May 13, 2012
Former President Bush, Former Vice-President Dick Cheney, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo that crafted the legal ‘justification’ for torture that basically said,‘we can if we want to even if it’s illegal’ were the defendants. None were present, of course, but international war crime trials do not require the presence of the accused. The trial was run according to the standards set by the Nuremberg Trials to convict war criminals after World War II.


Professor Gurdial Singh Nijar, who headed the prosecution said,“The tribunal was very careful to adhere scrupulously to the regulations drawn up by the Nuremberg courts and the International Criminal Courts”.

The United States is subject to international law which makes this trial significant beyond the borders of Malaysia. Foreign Policy Journal reports:
Bush

United States

#4 May 13, 2012
President Lamin told a packed courtroom:“As a tribunal of conscience, the tribunal is fully aware that its verdict is merely declaratory in nature. The tribunal has no power of enforcement, no power to impose any custodial sentence on any one or more of the 8 convicted persons. What we can do, under Article 31 of Chapter VI of Part 2 of the Charter is to recommend to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission to submit this finding of conviction by the tribunal, together with a record of these proceedings, to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.


“The Tribunal also recommends to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission that the names of all the 8 convicted persons be entered and included in the Commission’s Register of War Criminals and be publicized accordingly.

“The Tribunal recommends to the War Crimes Commission to give the widest international publicity to this conviction and grant of reparations, as these are universal crimes for which there is a responsibility upon nations to institute prosecutions if any of these Accused persons may enter their jurisdictions.”
Jennifer

United States

#5 May 13, 2012
This IS a major development, and one which the President should both pay attention to and use against the GOP in this election. Proof that the world at large does NOT accept the Bush administration’s policies and actions as valid acts of self-defense, even of a preemptive nature.

The US may NOT continue to wage war on the Middle East just because the US has the guns and the young, dumb bodies and they have the oil, the terrorists, and Israel.(Not to say I am against support for Israel, I am not – but the type and level vary significantly depending on their willingness to stop being hard-line assholes. I want Palestinian statehood – whether or not the Palestinians OR the Israelis do…)
Rosco

United States

#6 May 13, 2012
I would hope that our nation, USA, would take this very seriously. The accused should provide a defense, as was done in Nuremberg. I see little hope for this coming from us, as we have veto power on all actions in the UN.
Jones

United States

#7 May 14, 2012
About time, now they need to be tried at the Hague.
Chev

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 May 15, 2012
OMG what a load of crap.Obmama needs to use something to get relected, he sure can't run on anything he has done since he has been in office.
And of all places Malaysia, give me a break.

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