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  •  over 1.4 million murdered Iraqis... (6+ / 0-)

    ...by Bush's hands. They all had mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins. They had business associates, friends, acquaintances, and neighbors.

    As an American citizen and taxpayer, I co-sign for every action of my government whether I agree or disagree with its decisions. When I look in the mirror or go to sleep at night I feel like I helped Bush murder them all. And I have to tell you, while I know I vehemently fought to stop Bush and his neocon corporate, imperialistic agenda with all of my power, it still doesn't absolve me from the guilt of my failures to stop him with every legal means at my disposal.

    I envision him often having this dream, waking up in a cold sweat, washing his hands in the bathroom sink and screaming, "I can't wash the blood from my hands"! If there is a hell, I certainly believe that that nightmare scenario I described will be part of his judgment for all of eternity.

    Guilt over one accidental wrongful death, in and of itself, is quite a load to carry on one's shoulders for a lifetime. Knowing that that one man, Bush, is directly responsible for many more premeditated deaths than Saddam committed in his over 30 years as Iraq's dictator, has got to weigh on him like a millstone hanging around his neck! Bush, as Saddam's righteous judge, sent Saddam to the gallows for shedding innocent blood. How much more judgment awaits the very one who himself judged Saddam, who even exceeded by miles the ferocity of Saddam's crimes?

    Whether or not the Iraqi people have the mercy to extend to Bush and his minions, is not the question. The world wants to know, and patiently awaits (for now) the answer to the weightier matter at hand: Does the same America with whose own hands penned with the sacrifice of its own blood, the Tokyo and Nuremberg Protocols, and the Geneva Conventions punishing those who torture and wage aggressive war, condemning all those who enabled and committed such vile deeds to the gallows, still stand for the rule of law? Or does it, by the fact that it has shown the self-same conscience as Bush and his enablers, to have a conscience seared with a hot iron, no longer able to discern the eternal questions of right and wrong? Or will America, a thousand years from now, be remembered in only a comma in history as the Bush Caligula years?

    Let's bring them all to the bar of justice they all richly deserve in the worst way, and let the chips fall where they may. Then and only then, can we can talk about "uncovering the old mortar off the bricks" and build anew. For, without first bringing them to the Constitution's judgment seat and sword of justice, I fear we would only succeed in cursing the "new building"-and us with a curse! Because as long as the old foundation of lawlessness is allowed to stand, it is impossible to build a new house upon it!

    "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:32:48 PM PST

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    •  while I prefer a (0+ / 0-)

      public trual with embarrassing revelations in front of a worldwide audience which might teach some vakuable lessons about just how badly we are being misgoverned,, I suspect all cin a position to decide will take what looks like the easy way out. How easy that way will be in the end for the perps? As I said, we may find out on YouTube.

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      by alizard on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 05:44:11 AM PST

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