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  •  Excellent Diary, BigAl...! (7+ / 0-)

    Rec'd, Tipped, and Hotlisted for future reference.

    You've done some good work on this because you have written this with beautifully crisp and clean sentences, the meaning is concise and to the point... and I totally agree as to why war crimes trials need to be done.  US Code, Title 18 also applies if any war crimes trials are to be done in the US, although I feel pretty confident that US legislators believe it's not politically expedient to try these lying war criminals because they will be more interested in talking us into singing Kumbaya and "moving forward." (I'm learning to hate that phrase now.)  Personally, I want to see justice done for the dead and those who were maimed for life for the sake of lies and oil.  I'm not the least bit interested in revenge or retribution; I want justice for those who have no voice in this matter.

    I remember looking up PNAC and the Nuremberg Trials and the Geneva Conventions a very long time ago just before I joined DKos, and while I know I have the links somewhere, I can't remember this second where I put them.

    My suggestion to you would be to add links at the end of your diary for those who wish to take off on their own like you have (kudos for independent investigation and study!) for any web site(s) you used as a reference for the Nuremberg Judgment principles, and unless the web site has been taken down, as I think I heard it was going to be because it was disbanded and a new name has been invented, PNAC is able to be Googled (what horrifying goals PNAC has, especially in view of how many prominent politicians' names are listed, including a few Democrats, which was a rude surprise to me).

    I raise a toast to you for a job well done, and the hope that we can see war crimes trials at The Hague within the next year for both Cheney and Bush since I'm sure our Congress Critters, following Pelosi's lead, won't lift a finger to investigate, let alone try, Bush, Cheney, Addington, Yoo, Gonzales, Ashcroft, Rumsfield, et alia - (although since Georgie took the US off of the ICC, for The World Court at The Hague to have any jurisdiction, President Obama is going to have to sign us back on to the ICC, which I hope he does the afternoon of 20 January '09 right after he's sworn in; I already know he didn't support impeachment; the only one who did of the prez candidates was Kucinich, the one who drew up impeachment articles against both Cheney and Bush).

    (¯`*._(¯`*._(-IMPEACH-)_.*´¯)_.*´¯)

    by NonnyO on Sat Nov 29, 2008 at 11:29:39 PM PST

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    •  Thanks NonnyO. (7+ / 0-)

      I'm going to do more research on this, but appreciate the support and the like thinking!  I don't think I want to stop because I feel very strongly about this.  

      •  Well done (2+ / 0-)
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        BigAlinWashSt, WattleBreakfast

        I totally agree with you on all counts.  Seems to me that I read that if one country does not hold people accountable for violations of war crimes, it is other countries responsibility to hold these people accountable.  Does that basically mean that many of the Bush administration are to be captive in their own country, not daring to venture out in fear of arrest?  Can other countries request extradition of these officials?  Can squads come in the US and capture these individuals and request taking them to the Hague for prosecution?  Seems to me that was what happened to many of the Nazi war criminals.  I sure wouldn't want that hanging over my head for the rest of my life.

        "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

        by dangoch on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 01:12:59 AM PST

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