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While the rest of the blogsphere is putting up endless diaries on the bailout (part of the Big Shitpile TM Atrios), three Kossacks tried to bring to your attention this story:  

On Tuesday morning, September 23, 7:30am, at the front of the National Archives Building on Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C., five military veterans will risk arrest as they climb a 9-foot retaining fence and occupy a 35-foot high ledge to raise a 22x8 foot banner stating, "DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION.  ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!"

Those participating are Board President Elliott Adams, Board Member Ellen Barfield, staff member Doug Zachary, Kim Carlyle, Diane Wilson, and Tarak Kauff.    

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Not one of these made the rec list (surprise, surprise). So I'm a scold, what are you going to do send me to Vietnam? (Old saying).

David Korning - "We have come to defend our Constitition!"
Pager -Vets Take over National Archives Building w/ Udated Video
husseins the man - BREAKING - Veterans Occupy Govt Bldg for Arrest of Bush/Cheney

LA Times has a short story here. Google news for Veterans For Peace and you're lucky to get get 5-6 hits. Fuck the MSM corporate bastards, get this out there.

I am a proud member and President Emeritus of Veterans For Peace chapter 72.
I know VFP Pres. Elliott Adams and Col. Ann Wright they walk the walk, as do so many members of VFP and IVAW. We should not have to be doing this.

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They are doing exactly what was called for at the VFP National Convention.

Resolution On Prosecuting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney And Other Bush Administration Officials For War Crimes, Crimes Against Peace and Crimes Against Humanity

Submitted by Mike Ferner, VFP Board member

Co-sponsored by Bill Collins, VFP Board Member; Tarak Kauff, VFP Chapter 58; Wayne Wittman, VFP Chapter 27; Bob Heberle; Anthony Teolis, VFP Chapter 16

Whereas the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was not only immoral but illegal, violating numerous U.S. and international laws, including but not limited to USC 2441 (War Crimes Act of 1996), the Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Tribunal Charter, the U.N. Charter, the Laws and Customs of War on Land, and

Whereas, the Veterans For Peace "Case for Impeachment" details six pages of violations of the above laws and is still but a partial listing, and

Whereas, the spineless dereliction of duty of the U.S. Congress may well allow Bush, Cheney and other administration officials to avoid impeachment before they leave office in January of 2009, and

Whereas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert Jackson, appointed by President Truman to be the Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunals following World War II, stated so prophetically, "...let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment." and

Whereas, the anguished cry of a village sheik in Iraq must be answered when he implored, "You say you live in a democracy. How can this be happening to us?" and

Whereas, as citizens of the United States we are complicit in the crimes of the Bush administration in Iraq because we cannot claim ignorance of these crimes, and

Whereas, for the sake of humanity, for the sake of history, and to absolve even a small measure of the complicity we each share as U.S. citizens, we must do everything in our power to hold our leaders accountable and bring them to justice.

Therefore Be It Resolved that Veterans For Peace will take every appropriate measure on our own and in coalition with others to insure that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and responsible members of their administration are prosecuted for war crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity before any court claiming jurisdiction in this country or abroad, for as long as they shall live.

Approved at the 2008 VFP national convention

Veterans For Peace web site where you can join or donate to the cause even if you are not a veteran.

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Originally posted to Bend Over Here It Comes Again on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 03:28 PM PDT.

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