The real crimes against humanity

With the brutal hanging of Saddam Hussein in the pre-dawn hours Saturday, the transformation of the United States of America from world power to international exporter of terror is complete.

While one can argue that Hussein deserved to die for his many crimes against humanity, the question that history will ask is whether or not he deserved to die at the hands of a nation that invaded his country without provocation and orchestrated a trial to fulfill a political agenda of an American President who, himself, may be both a madman and greater threat to world peace.

The blood from Hussein’s death, along with the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians and nearly 3,000 Americans who have died since the illegal and lies-based invasion of Iraq stains forever the hands of President George W. Bush and, because of his position, this nation.

We did not invade Iraq to defend our shores. We did not invade to avenge the terrorist attacks of 9/11. We invaded to serve a personal and political agenda of one man who used lies and demagoguery to launch a war that should have him on trial for crimes against humanity.

Saddam Hussein may have died for his war crimes but the man who orchestrated his death – George W. Bush – is no less a war criminal and his criminal action will haunt this nation and the world long after Hussein becomes just a footnote in history.

Iraq today spirals deeper and deeper into uncontrollable civil war, a nation that stands as a battle-ravaged shell of its former self. Millions of Iraqis spend days without power, hungry from a shortage of food and fearful of the bloody violence that has become a normal part of their lives – lives shattered not by Saddam Hussein but by George W. Bush.

It is ironic that Bush, the young coward who hid out in the Texas Air Guard to avoid service in Vietnam, now uses the National Guard and Reserves to fight a war for him in Iraq. He has sent more Guardsmen and Reservists to their death than any President in modern history.

Perhaps it is fitting that Bush and his wife hid out from a tornado, stashed away in a military armored vehicle while the Iraqi puppet government of the United States led Hussein to the gallows in Baghdad. Once again, the man who has no qualms about sending others to their deaths hid while others carried out his bidding and more Americans died in his bloody war.

Like most despots and war criminals, Bush is a coward, a cardboard cowboy who lives an illusionary life surrounded by his own fantasies, He began planning his invasion of Iraq before assuming the Presidency on January 20, 2001, and used the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to invade.

If this nation and the world survive the lunacy of his actions, history will no doubt prove the real crimes originated not in a palace in Baghdad but in the Oval Office of the White House.

And that same history may conclude the wrong man swung at the end of a rope on this last Saturday of 2006.

Comments

  1. Kent Shaw

    Hey, whatever, don’t expect a signal. And don’t expect BILLIONAIRE Nancy Pelosi to do anything — she is just one more member of the club. I do not advocate violence of any kind, nor will I participate in violence of any kind. But I fear that other people do not think the same as me. I fear that at some point, people, out of frustration, will begin to take the law in their own hands. I fear assassinations of high government officials. And where would that leave us? Anarchy? What good is that? We need to visit our representatives when they are at home in their districts and lay down the law. They work for us. Don’t they? HA! Yeah. Right.

  2. It is scary how many people despise George Bush, it goes way beyond disapproving of his ‘job performance’ that the polls suggest. A whole lot of people are just waiting for an opportunity to take the pent up rage inside of them and show it to the world. I know, I am one of those people. I cannot believe that this country has been FUBAR’d and so many of us are just waiting for the signal. But what are we waiting for? What is the signal? We have signed petitions, maybe protested, searched the net for hours looking for the truth. How many died in the Forward Falcon Base attack? Will we ever know? That is but one of hundreds of unanswered questions. The topper is 9/11, we find the out the truth there, and we won’t need a signal.

  3. Someone

    The truth is that aggressive cancer will NOT stop growing on its own.
    You have to remove it to save the body.
    The longer one waits the less chance of survival one can expect.

  4. Red

    George Bush – has Antisocial Personality Disorder? Check these criteria – especially the final C.O.R.R.U.P.T. checklist.

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental and behavioral disorders, defines antisocial personality disorder as a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:

    1. failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
    2. deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
    3. impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
    4. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated fights or assaults (both physically or mentally)
    5. reckless disregard for safety of self or others
    6. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain steady work or honor financial obligations
    7. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another

    The manual lists the following additional necessary criteria:

    * The individual is at least 18 years of age.
    * There is evidence of conduct disorder with onset before age 15 years.
    * The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia or a Manic Episode.

    [edit] Mnemonic

    A mnemonic that can be used to remember the criteria for antisocial personality disorder is CORRUPT[2][3]:

    * C – cannot follow law
    * O – obligations ignored
    * R – remorselessness
    * R – recklessness
    * U – underhandedness
    * P – planning deficit
    * T – temper

    Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociopath

  5. Herbert Heishman

    Hussein’s execution was only one half of the book end of the “New Way Forward.” The other half is flattening Sadr City ala Falluja and stringing up Maqtada al-Sadr. Does anybody on this post seriously think that the U.S. intends to surge 20,000 new troops into Baghdad to direct traffic? Nixon couldn’t have done it better!

  6. Kent Shaw

    The thing is, with Bush out of the way then we get the full-blown unrestrained Dick, Cheney. Talk about scary! I’d sooner hope for a military coup followed by a constitutional convention, which itself is a very scary thing. We are in dire straits but all Joe Sixpack and Donna Camaro care about is hoisting another beer during the big game and getting another coat of wax on the car before winter.

  7. soar

    I am no admirer of Saddam. Yet he faced retribution with a good deal more courage, dignity and fortitude than our idiot president has ever mustered, or could ever muster under such a circumstance.

  8. SEAL

    Doug, why do you continue to call Bush a madman? The average madman is either very intelligent or clever or shrewed, deceptive, and very adept at lying. Bush is none of those. What he is, is incompetent with ADD. If he had not been born into the Bush family he would be flipping burgers at some McDonalds or homeless. His entire history is incompetence.

    I’m sure you have met many graduates of Harvard and Yale and probably some with MBAs. Compare their ability to articulate, think on their feet, and address groups of people to Bush. Do you really believe he earned his degrees? What I hear is he spent more time partying than going to class. Daddy bought or intimidated everything for him. He got him out of the Vietnam war and covered him for not even serving in the guard. He provided investors for junior’s stupid business ventures who considered their loss a write off for doing business with the family where they were making a great deal of money in the other ventures with them. Junior was such an embarassment he had to kick him out of the Carlisle Group. Junior was so incompetent the only thing he qualified for was politics and he became governor only because his name was Bush and his only achievement there was to reduce the prison population by signing death warrants like he was blowing up frogs. I think daddy was more surprised than anyone when he ran for president. But, again, he helped him because he could see the financial value of his being president.

    GWB spent six years in the White House reading the scripts handed to him and strutting his delusion that he had finally shown daddy he was a better man. Now that his incompetence has caught up with him he is lost.

    He is clinging to his fantasy, trying to pull it off. That’s what makes him so damned dangerous now. He’s on his own, actually making the decisions, and that scares the hell out of me. He is much more dangerous than a madman. He is incompetent with the juvenile complex of showing daddy he is not incompetent. I agree that his mental health is deteriorating and he may lose it completely as he continues to fail. His decisions will be formed in desperation, each one worse than before. It is imperative he be removed from the controls before his desperation buries us and the world in disaster.

  9. beck

    Bush:

    “See Daddy. I can beat up Saddam better than you can. I AM a success! I can blow up frogs, blow up Iraqis, and hang guys better than you can! Now Mommy loves me more than you.”

  10. Gizzard

    What a bunch of paranoid left wing wacktards! Don’t forget to mention the part about the Yetti and the Mind Control rays that shoot out of your TV sets. You those things can watch you back! Even if you don’t have it turned on. BEEP! What was that? who said that! WHAT?!

  11. jmcross

    What a wonderful synchronicity, as Saddam is facing the noose, Bush is hiding in an armored vehicle, reaping the whirlwind. Beautiful.

  12. carol2

    Thank you for having the courage to speak out. Once again we made a hero out of a monster. Saddam died with more dignity than the executioners who reminded me of our earlier history, people who come for you at night with hoods over their head.

  13. Tim

    A fitting barbaric ‘milestone’ for W’s desultory life and presidency.

    W killed Sadaam using a kangaroo court in an unsustainable puppet government. His pre-emtive war violates all concepts of ‘just war’ and international law. It is a total failure.

    W has killed 3000 US soldiers; maimed 30,000; killed 600,000 Iraqis, and is displacing 100,000 Iraqis per month.

    W has fostered in just 6 years the greatest decline in US values and standard of living in history. He has destroyed the middle class. He has made the GOP into a bunch of self-interested crooks. His Iraq escapade will cost our children a trillion dollars and has placed our economy at the mercy of China.

    W is the worst president in history. His pre-Iraq invasion law of not supporting international law and the world court should be reversed. He and his gang should be tried for war crimes at The Hague.

  14. Tim

    A fitting barbaric ‘milestone’ for W’s desultory life and presidency.

    W killed Sadaam using a kangaroo court in an unsustainable puppet government. His pre-emtive war violates all concepts of ‘just war’ and international law. It is a total failure.

    W has killed 3000 US soldiers; maimed 30,000; killed 600,000 Iraqis, and is displacing 100,000 Iraqis per month.

    W has fostered in just 6 years the greatest decline in US values and standard of living in history. He has destroyed the middle class. He has made the GOP into a bunch of self-interested crooks. His Iraq escapade will cost our children a trillion dollars and has placed our economy at the mercy of China.

    W is the worst president in history. His pre-Iraq invasion law of not supporting international law and the world court should be reversed. He and his gang should be tried for war crimes at The Hague.

  15. Ray

    CIA creates the freedom fighters in Afganistan and funds them with 1.32 million doolars. Tons of information warning that the US was going to be attacked by airplanes is suppressed and ignored. FBI agents with information were threatened with arrest if they did not be quiet. The attacks were allowed to happen because the fascists needed a new pearl harbor event to scare america into accepting loss of rights and freedoms and to give support to Bush’s aggression and plans of world dominence. The new world order is what you see happening. Bush senior is at the helm. He takes his orders from the invisible powers that frequent the Bildergerger, trilateral commission, and council on foriegn relations committee.

    Like the lady said earlier, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Ray

  16. tbob

    Yo, SEAL,

    I was in the Army in the deep south about the same time as Bush. I volunteered for RVN to get out of Alabama…he did the opposite.

    Anyway, hope all the chickenhawks got a real rise out of the cellphone execution video. Lets see, for every vicarious minute of the clip’s duration: 1,000 American military dead, 200,000 Iraqi civlians dead, 200 billion dollars pissed away…was it worth it?

  17. Grayfox

    Who did these hangmen represent?
    If there’s an Iraqi government, don’t they have military uniforms?
    If it walks like a duck…

  18. Jeff Hickey

    Saddam was a son-of-a-bitch, whose political guiding spirit was Joe Stalin, a man I have studied some. If ever a man deserved hanging, it was Saddam.

    Still….

    I was really hoping to read the book that Saddam could have written, the one about the US leaders who helped him out. I can’t help but think his execution had more to do with the potential embarrassment he could cause American politicians than it did the crimes that he was clearly guilty of.

    I will shed no tears for Saddam, but I do regret the knowledge that died with him. RIP, the truth….

    JHH

  19. LisaP

    SweetmotherofJesus, I hardly know what country this is anymore. If I didn’t have a youngin to raise, I don’t think I could muster the oomph to get out of bed in the morning. I wish that damned tornado had better aim…

  20. Lysistrata

    I am sure Bush was awol, no one has come out and claimed having served with him during the questionable times. Surely his family could get an honoable discharge as easely as getting him into the service. Strangely no one has ever come out to say to have seen or partied or lived with him during that time either. He was not invisible, he was somehere. How could the family silence all the people. The time in question is just a total blanc.

  21. Miss Grace

    We were more than happy to use Iraq as long as it suited us. The Administration didn’t care a rat’s behind about the crimes against humanity, but as soon as Saddam said he no longer would take dollars for oil, he was a despot who needed eradicating.

  22. beck

    Do they usually use hanging for execution in Iraq or is this done ’cause Bush wants cowboy justice? I thought they cut off peoples heads or did other things. It would be interesting to find out.