Important; Next Week Conference in Andover MA - Plan Prosecution of Bush, Cheney, Et Al!
September 13 – 14, 2008 Andover, Massachusetts
Registration details available at: http://war-crimes.info
From Opening Statement of The Chief Prosecutor, Supreme Justice Robert H. Jackson, at Nuremberg.
"The same disaster has now happened twice in forty years, in Viet Nam and Iraq. It must never happen again. As at Nuremberg, we need to take steps to insure that leaders will never do it again."
Some of the attendees next weekend;
Lawrence R. Velvel, Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law
written by Joshua Dratel
Esq. Christopher Pyle, Mount Holyoke College Philippe Sands, University College London (on crimes of torture and abusive behaviour)
Amy Bartholomew from my alma mater Carleton University Ottawa Canada
Amy Bartholomew, Carleton College Jordan Paust, University of Houston Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army and author of "Dissent (talking about preemptive war and aggressive war
Vincent Bugliosi, former prosecutor and author of "Prosecuting George W. Bush For Murder"Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On:"The Torture Team: The Actions of Bush Administration Lawyers, Their Criminal Liabilities, And Potential Disbarment." Speakers: Ben Davis, University of Toledo Joshua Dratel, Esq. Barbara Olshansky, Stanford Law School Philippe Sands, University College
Check out the rest of the very interesting and worthwhile supporting panel discussions and participants
These are people who mean business. This would be a great precursor to what could happen if and when Obama/Biden get elected into office.
Joe Biden apparently mentioned the following last week;
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.
Biden's comments, first reported by ABC news, attracted little notice on a day dominated by the drama surrounding his Republican counterpart, Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
But his statements represent the Democrats' strongest vow so far this year to investigate alleged misdeeds committed during the Bush years.
"If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation, they will be pursued," Biden said during a campaign event in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to ABC.
"[N]ot out of vengeance, not out of retribution," he added, "out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no attorney general, no president -- no one is above the law."
Obama sounded a similar note in April, vowing that if elected, he would ask his attorney general to initiate a prompt review of Bush-era actions to distinguish between possible "genuine crimes" and "really bad policies".
"[I]f crimes have been committed, they should be investigated," Obama told the Philadelphia Daily News. "You're also right that I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as a partisan witch hunt, because I think we've got too many problems we've got to solve."
Congressional Democrats have issued a flurry of subpoenas this year to senior Bush administration aides as part of a broad inquiry into the authorisation of torturous interrogation tactics used at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Three veterans of the Bush White House have been held in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to respond to subpoenas: former counsel Harriet Miers, former political adviser Karl Rove, and current chief of staff Josh Bolten. The contempt battle is currently before a federal court.