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Protest today and every Thursday

Because it must be done!
We must get the bastards!
We must get the bastards!

Protest in Portland, Oregon will start on Thursday at high noon across from the fed building and will continue until the war criminals face Justice. Our group called "Individuals for Justice" call on all citizens to join us if you can, otherwise when bush/cheney/rice/rummy or any member of the bush administration comes to your city/ town for a gig, go and protest their presence in your community. They must be hounded for the rest of their lives.

We will use the time at the fed building to plan or announce other actions that must happen, going for a visit to a congressional office with our demands etc. This project will allow you to do something to bring these monsters to justice and accountability. We need your help and assistance in getting the word out that this is an ongoing protest until we get the torturers and murderers before a judge and jury of their peers. Republicans and Democrats must stand up and be accountable. They all need to explain what, how much, when, and who told them of torture, invasion, and murder of the men and woman of our armed forces and the over 1,000,000 civilians of Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Gaza.

Veterans for Peace will be there, I am a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and will be there---the Pissed Off Grannies will come, some members of Code Pink will make an appearance. This is the beginning of our effort to call to all of good will----Arrest Bushco and any democrat who knew and said nothing about illegal acts. Harry Reid and Pelosi got to go. Democrats need new leadership in the Senate and the House. Can you just imagine how much we could get done if Bernie Sanders was Majority Leader and Rep. Boxer was House Speaker?

Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Portland--"Little Beirut"

homepage: homepage: http://Squadron13.com

Go Joe!! Investigate, Indict, Incarcerate!! 12.Feb.2009 08:55


Glad you are re-directing Individuals for Justice and will be demonstrating downtown on Thursdays! Will see you there! Leahy can be a hero, but the Truth Commission idea is so passe!!




Turley: Truth commission a 'shameful' way to avoid prosecuting war crimes

David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Wednesday February 11, 2009

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called on Monday for a "truth and reconciliation commission" to investigate Bush administration abuses, describing it as a "middle ground ... to get to the bottom of what happened." However, constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley believes that would be a terrible idea.

"There's no question that torture occurred here," Turley told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. "There's no question that it was a war crime. And so the only reason to have a commission of this kind is to avoid doing what we're obligated to do under a treaty."

"It is shameful that we would be calling for this type of commission," Turley continued, calling it "incredible" that Leahy would be proposing an approach most associated with emerging democracies that lack a well-developed legal system.

"We're obligated to investigate," he insisted. "This whole discussion in front of the whole world is basically saying that we are not going to comply with the promise we made, not to ourselves, but to the world."

Olbermann noted that since the Bush administration itself claims that its actions were somehow above the law, "Does not using a special forum inherently validate the Bush claim that the regular rules did not apply to his presidency?"

"It absolutely does," Turley replied. "There is great love for President Obama, and I have great respect for him, but you cannot say that no one is above the law and block the investigation of the war crimes by your predecessor. It is a position without principle."

"At the end of the day," continued Turley, "no one believes that people will be prosecuted for a known war crime -- and when we do that then we will become accessories. Those crimes of President Bush will become our crimes. His shame will become our collective shame."

"The Democrats are going to have to decide whether they want to detach themselves from principle, start their control of this government with an act of the most unprincipled sort," Turley concluded. "You have to decide whether you are a statesman or just one more politician looking for the next election."