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Greens Call Bush Indictable for War Crimes.

by PeaceEconomy/US Greens Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 3:02 AM

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Roosevelt) Please repost on other US Indymedia sites.



http://www.gp.org/press/pr_03_20_03.html

"[O]ur position is that no grievances or policies will justify resort toaggressive war. It is utterly renounced and condemned as an instrument of policy."

-- Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Jackson, U.S. Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials, August 12, 1945, speaking on the culpability of German leaders.

WASHINGTON, DC -- As President Bush gave orders launching the invasion of Iraq, the Green Party of the United States reaffirmed its opposition to the war and demand for the withdrawal of troops, quoting Theodore Roosevelt:

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Remarks in 1918 on President Woodrow Wilson's suppression of dissent against U.S.involvement in World War I)

Pledging to maintain protests and other nonviolent action, Greens calledthe invasion a war of conquest and warned that President Bush and White House officials may find themselves indicted for numerous violations of

U.S. and international law. Greens and other antiwar activists are organizing emergency responses to the invasion, including a recall campaign, initiated by www.PeaceEconomy.org, against pro-war Congress

members who violated their oath to uphold the Constitution by surrendering their power to declare war.

"The success of the U.N. inspections has only proven the need for continued diplomatic efforts undertaken in cooperation with the international

community," said Annie Goeke, co-chair of the party's International Committee. "Nowhere in Resolution 1441 is there language that requires overthrowing the government of Iraq in a bloody invasion. There is no legal

or moral basis for this war."

Greens listed several examples of crimes that may make Bush and other White House officials vulnerable to domestic prosecution and to Nuremburg-style international trials:

* CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS: Military aggression and conquest violate the

constitutionally mandated role of U.S. armed forces. (Article I, Section 8;

Article IV, Section 4)

* VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (U.N. Charter; Geneva Convention):

Preemptive invasion without proof of an imminent attack is an illegal act of military aggression. The Bush Administration has never proved that an attack by Saddam on the U.S. or any other country is imminent. The mission

of the U.N. is to avert war, not to rubberstamp invasions.

* LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE WORLD: President Bush, Secretary of State Powell, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and other officials have lied about the weapons capability of Iraq, including nuclear, bio, and chemical

arms (Iraq has no means to deliver them); about connections between Saddam and al-Qaeda (which seeks to overthrow Saddam); about Saddam's involvement in terrorism against the U.S. (no evidence); about the U.S.'s intention to

establish democracy in Iraq. In his January 28 State of the Union address,Bush used a paranoid fantasy scenario to justify war: "Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans, this time armed by Saddam Hussein....".

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." -- Hermann

Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials, April 18, 1946.

* RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: While Bush claims that the war on Iraq is necessary for homeland security, the invasion will result in terrorist retaliation against Americans at home and abroad. While Bush expresses concern for Iraqi civilians, the U.S. plans for a "shock and awe" campaign,

with a massive missile attack on Baghdad, and intends to use cluster bombs and landmines, which will kill and maim thousands of civilians. The U.S. will also use depleted uranium, despite the severe health problems it caused American soldiers and Iraqi civilians in the last Persian Gulf War.

The U.S.'s illegal coercive techniques in the treatment of al-Qaeda prisoners, with some prisoners sent to Egypt and other countries that use torture openly, places U.S. soldiers who are captured at grave risk of torture.

* SUBTERFUGE: U.S. intelligence sabotaged the U.N. inspections in Iraq by withholding crucial information from the inspectors about Saddam Hussein's

arsenal -- evident in Powell's own presentation before the U.N. Powell cited a graduate student's dossier on Iraq published ten years ago as 'damning evidence' collected by the British Secret Service. The U.N. is investigating the bugging, allegedly by the U.S., of the offices and phone

lines of U.N. delegations whose support the Bush Administration sought for the invasion.

* BRIBERY AND EXTORTION: The Bush Administration bribed Turkey and othercountries to get their support in the U.N. for invading Iraq, and alsothreatened to withdraw foreign aid and impose other penalties. (The billion bribe failed to persuade the Turkish parliament.)

* AIDING AND ABETTING THE ENEMY: U.S. companies, in deals negotiated in part with Rumsfeld's help, sold Iraq chemical, bio (including Anthrax), and other weapons during the 1980s. While Vice President Cheney served as CEO, Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root did million worth ofbusiness with Iraq between 1998 and 2000 and sold Iraq pulse generators,designed for oil drilling but which can be used for nuclear detonations, despite the economic sanctions against Iraq.

* WAR PROFITEERING: According to the Wall Street Journal (January 16,

2003), officials from the White House, State Department, and Defense Department have met with execs from Halliburton, ExxonMobil, and other oil

firms to determine who will control Iraqi oil after the war. Halliburton now has a multimillion-dollar contract to rebuild Iraq's oil field after the war, and ExxonMobil has won a .8 million contract to supply gasoline, diesel fuel and motor oil to U.S. and NATO forces.

- MORE INFORMATION -

The Green Party of the United States

http://www.gp.org/

National office: 1314 18th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 202-296-7755,

866-41GREEN

Contacts:

Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576, nallen@acadia.net

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, scottmclarty@yahoo.com

GreenParty antiwar mobilization page http://www.greenpartyus.org/peace.html

PeaceEconomy.org http://www.peaceeconomy.org

United for Peace and Justice http://www.unitedforpeace.org

Note Ed.This should happen by Greens and others in Australia and UK too.

While we are at it, we should complain the Broadcasting Standard bureau about the perpetual Whitehouse and Pentagon Briefings on TV which aremaking us ill.

This is not appropriate for the criminal activity to have this "normalising" propaganda on air.





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