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Bush On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

so.....we'll see how it goes..............
Bush on Trial for Crimes against Humanity

 http://www.bushcommission.org/
preliminary findings 06.Feb.2006 03:28

international commission of inquiry

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS
ON INDICTMENTS ISSUED BY THE
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
ON CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED
BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION

"When the possibility of far-reaching war crimes and
crimes against humanity exists, people of conscience have
a solemn responsibility to inquire into the nature and scope
of these acts and to determine if they do in fact rise to the
level of war crimes and crimes against humanity."

-- Charter of the International Commission of Inquiry

Submitted by the Panel of Judges:
Adjoa A. Aiyetoro
Dennis Brutus
Abdeen Jabara
Ajamu Sankofa
Ann Wright

International Commission Of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity
Committed by the Bush Administration of the United States
305 West Broadway, #199
New York, NY 10013
www.bushcommission.org

BACKGROUND AND PROCESS

The Commission of Inquiry requested that we serve as judges to hear the testimony and
review the documentary evidence submitted to support five indictments filed by it charging
George W. Bush and officials in his administration with crimes against humanity. After
receiving the Charter, the judges embraced its view that there is an important need for a tribunal
as an instrumentality of world humanity. Consistent with the Charter the judges agreed to follow
the standards established by the Commission and to inquire and assess whether the Bush
Administration has committed crimes that do in fact rise to the level of crimes against humanity
as popularly understood and conceived, that is "acts that, by their scale or nature, shock the
conscience of humankind."

These indictments charge that George W. Bush, President of the United States of
America, and members of his administration have committed war crimes and crimes against
humanity during the Bush Administration, January 2001 to January 2006. We accepted this
responsibility, committing to act with integrity in reviewing the evidence presented to us and to
issue a fair and just verdict. The importance of this commitment was reinforced by the gravity of
the indictments and the evidence received during the hearings. An underlying theme in all five
indictments and in the testimony in support of these indictments is that the Bush Administration
engaged in a pattern and practice of denial and suppression of the truth. As mandated by the
Inquiry's Charter, we conducted our work with "a deep sense of responsibility to the people of
the world."

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

These are the judges' preliminary findings since we are continuing to receive documents
requested of witnesses at the time of their testimony and are reviewing transcripts and recordings
of the two days of hearings in October 2005 and three days in January 2006. Furthermore, after
hearing the testimony and reviewing a number of documents put into the record, we determined
that the gravity of the evidence and the interest of justice required that we once again request that
the Bush Administration supply us with documents or other evidence that may support a position
that it has not committed crimes against humanity and war crimes as alleged in the documents.[1]
These findings may be modified and will be expanded after a thorough review of all materials
received. It is our expectation that we will be able to issue our final opinion and findings by
Spring 2006.

Forty-four witnesses presented testimony in two sessions, October 21-22, 2005 and
January 20-22, 2006. These witnesses included people injured by the alleged conduct of the
Bush Administration, eye-witnesses including independent journalists, people who at one time
served in an official position with the Bush Administration, the United Nations or the United
Kingdom, and noted experts in the fields related to the charges in the indictments. In addition,
the jurists received numerous reports, studies and other documentary evidence submitted by
these witnesses and the prosecutors.

The following is a summary of our findings for each of the five indictments:

Wars of Aggression

The evidence is overwhelming that the Bush Administration authorized and is conducting
a war of aggression against Iraq in violation of international law, including The Nuremberg
Principles, Geneva Conventions of 1949, the United Nations Charter, and the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, the Bush Administration has committed war crimes
and crimes against humanity.

Torture, Rendition, Illegal Detention and Murder Indictment

There was substantial evidence submitted through testimony and documents that the
Bush Administration committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in conducting its "War
Against Terror." It did this by developing and implementing policies and practices that violated
international law and international human rights to force information from detainees and to punish those whom it believes may be "enemy combatants." It has engaged in a systematic
process of denials and specious reconfigurations of international and domestic law to justify its
actions.

Global Warming

The testimony of scientists and the scientific reports and other documents submitted
during the inquiry support a conclusion that the Bush Administration has committed crimes
against humanity by its environmental policies and practices. These policies and practices
appear to support corporate interests while denying the overwhelming evidence that greenhouse
gas emissions are irreversibly damaging the world environment and causing present day injury to
people throughout the world.

Global Health including HIV/AIDS and Family Planning

The jurists are still receiving and reviewing voluminous documentation concerning this
indictment. The jurists, therefore, have not reached a preliminary determination on this
indictment and will publish its findings in its final report.

Hurricane Katrina

The evidence of the Bush Administration's conscious and deliberate failings in
preventing the foreseeable devastation, including death toll, caused by Hurricane Katrina,
particularly in New Orleans, and its failure to respond efficiently and appropriately after the
Hurricane was overwhelming. Its failures constitute crimes against humanity. The record is
replete with evidence that the systemic historical racial and class based discrimination suffered
by many of those who lost so much as a result of Hurricane Katrina was made worse as a result
of the Bush Administration's conduct.

Conclusion

These preliminary findings will be supplemented and expanded in the final verdict of the
Commission.

Respectfully submitted,

Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; former
Executive Director, National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL)
Dennis Brutus, former prisoner, Robben Island, South Africa, poet, Professor Emeritus,
University of Pittsburgh
Abdeen Jabara, former President, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Ajamu Sankofa, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility-NY
Ann Wright, former US diplomat and retired US Army Reserve Colonel

February 2, 2006

[1. The indictments were served on both Counsel to the President Harriet Miers and Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales on January 10, 2006. At that time the administration was invited to
submit evidence. It did not do so. We forwarded the second request to them on January 30,
2006 by overnight mail.]

failure.... 08.Feb.2006 10:57

merged gerardo55@msn.com

which is the next step if they keep ignoring the accusations??
have you send also those letters to the congress people ?
i know some "smart" guy is gonna say that he is allowed to do
anything he pleases because he is "the president"

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