George Bush to the Hague

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The American occupation, however, has made this internal and external violence worse. The Americans destroyed the remnants of our culture, banished those among us who were struggling to create a space to think, to help us use our imaginations, to transform our society peacefully. Even under the dictatorship we had some semblance of a civic life. It was not perfect, but people were learning.
from The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq, by Hassan Blasim,
Bulletin!
Richard Clarke, the USA’s top counterterrorism official under former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, accused Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney of committing war crimes in their 2003 invasion of Iraq . Clarke, resigned in 2003 after the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq.

 

George Bush whose “favourite philosopher is Jesus Christ.”
The most effective Catholic in the United States, Michael Moore, a layman who wore the prophetic mantle while so many bishops wore the stars and stripes, almost wept when the Iraq city of Mosul fell. He wrote on Facebook
So today, Mosul fell. Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq. The Iraqi government we “installed,” has now “lost” Fallujah, Ramadi, Mosul and other large swaths of the country we invaded at the cost of thousands of American lives, tens of thousands of Iraqi lives and a couple trillion dollars. (What could your school district do with a trillion dollars?).
One more maddening day in this 11-year illegal, immoral, greedy and stupid war. Today in Mosul, that Iraqi Army YOU pay for, freaked out, threw down their guns, and literally RAN away. I have friends and acquaintances who lost sons in all three of those cities. I can only imagine what they’re feeling tonight. FOR WHAT? FOR WHAT! I am so sorry we couldn’t do anything to stop this when it started. A few million of us tried. Last week, Richard Clarke, Bush’s former head of counter-terrorism, said he now believes that his fellow members of the Bush administration committed “war crimes.”
I continue to await the perp walk.”

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Moore suffered so much abuse in the Bush era for his powerful antiwar message,He should have been made a papal knight for his extraordinary courage

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Imagine being flailed by those sunshine patriot Republican Catholics for daring to put the Sermon on the Mount into practice.

 

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4 Comments »

  1. 1
    mushafta Says:

    Amen brother Ted! Amen!
    Spoken like a true prophet!
    I am sick and tired of Bush coming to our country to give highly paid speaking engagements without a word of pause. This man led a “crusade” against innocent Muslims and so many were “for” him and so few against. Chretien did one thing right at least. Bush is a war criminal as well as Blair and deserve to be arrested and brought to trial. No question.

    Where were the dissenting American hierarchy in the Catholic world? A Catholic layperson not steeped in university theology, ethics and the like was a lone voice against three war mongering fools – Bush, Rumsfeld and ……..- all of them well connected to the profits of oil money.

    Thank God for Michael Moore!
    A great post brother Ted!

  2. 2

    There is a reason why “America” is not a member of the International Criminal Court.

  3. 3
    Molly Sutkaitis Says:

    I remember seeing a documentary about Michael Moore’s stand against this invasion. I remember at the time thinking that the American Government was exhibiting “adolescent behavior”. Whatever happened to Michael Moore? Molly

    Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:12:19 +0000 To: mollysutkaitis@hotmail.com

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    mushafta Says:

    Francesco 49- where did you get to? You must surely have an opinion on Pope Francis’ denunciation of capitalism and the profits of selling arms today. Are you still suggesting he’s not against capitalism?

    And while we are on the Francis topic-what are your thoughts on this week’s New Orleans meeting of the American Conference of Catholic bishops. Are they not an embarrassment to Francis for their refusal to discuss the evils of youth unemployment over and above their obsessed preoccupation in the past with gay bashing, contraception, abortion and the like? Take a look at what Francis said yesterday!

    Barcelona (AFP) – Pope Francis launched a sweeping attack on the world’s economic system in an interview released Friday, saying it discards the young, puts money ahead of people and survives on the profits of war.

    The 77-year-old leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics said some countries had a youth unemployment rate of more than 50 percent, with many millions in Europe seeking work in vain.

    “It’s madness,” the pope said in an interview with the Barcelona-based Vanguardia daily’s Vatican correspondent Henrique Cymerman.

    “We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures, a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done,” Francis said.

    “But since we cannot wage the Third World War, we make regional wars. And what does that mean? That we make and sell arms. And with that the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies — the big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money — are obviously cleaned up.”


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