Do not be swayed by lawyers with long resumes who try to convince you that granting procedural immunity to Cheney and Dubya "in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law" is the best and only option. Don't forget the torture lawyers. Some lawyers are skilled at making fallacious arguments that twist the truth.
You don't need to be a lawyer to see through the specious arguments in favor of granting Cheney, Bush, et al "procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law." Our outrage is warranted here.
The warmongers may not do body counts, but thousands upon thousands of people died and were maimed based on lies, yes, lies, not mistakes. They not only sifted and cherry picked intel to go to war in Iraq, a country that has oil, but lied to Congress. They even tortured people to make false statements to corroborate their lies. They bankrupted our nation to enrich themselves with these horrific wars, and they are the ones who should be prosecuted and serving life sentences, not Bradley Manning, a brave person with a conscience who released a video, Collateral Murder, which brutally showed just one of their many war crimes.
Below the twisties I will untangle their web of spin and set the record straight.
1. The law is the problem.
No, the weasels who don't apply the law to prosecute war criminals are the problem. The weasels who grant war criminals "procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law" are the problem. The Congressional weasels who disobeyed their oath of office by taking impeachment off the table are the problem. The weasels who made spying on us retroactively "legal" are the problem. The weasels who "legalized" torture are the problem. The weasels who believe the US Constitution is just a "god damned piece of paper" to be overturned Amendment by Amendment are the problem. The weasels who don't investigate crimes against humanity, or if they do, put weasels in charge of the "inquiry" that is less than thorough and less than sincere are the problem. The weasels who let the weasels off the hook for Iran Contra only to hatch other conspiracies are the problem. Yes, conspiracies. That's what they do in their think tanks: conspire. The Iraq War was based on CT about mushroom clouds and yellowcake. That's why weasels cry
project CT all the time. They vilify and humiliate anyone who dares to pull back the curtain or question their ever changing version of events.
2. The US has a history of lying us into wars, committing genocide against indigenous people, and enslaving people, so these latest war crimes fall in line with precedent and are grandfathered in.
No, just because the US has gotten away with previous wrongdoing is not an excuse to permit the US to continue to commit crimes against humanity. That's the old two wrongs makes a right fallacy. Don't fall for it.
3. We must spare our country the drama of either a criminal prosecution or a civil case against a former or sitting POTUS. That canard is what gives bad Presidents the audacity to wage illegal war after war. We the People need to be spared illegal wars, not civil litigation against or criminal prosecuting the war criminals who start them.