The Pardu

The Pardu
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Bush Legacy Fighters: The Real Heroes

Instead of ignoring Intel reports and prancing for photo ops, these people could have done better for the nation and the world!
While most of us are failing to adhere to that old axiom, "If we forget our past, we are doomed to relive it." and its relevance to world history, some are remaining diligent and do not forget. 

As we move away from Years 2001 - 2009 (January 19, 2009), the Bush Years, we are forsaking our diligence in remaining mindful of the horrors of George W. Bush/Dick Cheney/Donald Rumsfeld/Condi Rice. You and I both know Dick Cheney and George W. are much more visible that the first five years after their vacating the White House.  As time passes "the shamed" ooze out from their self-imposed reality!

Our enabling ways facilitate their legacy building. We are falling victim to our short-term thinker paradigm while allowing conservative America to separate Bush/Cheney from the pushing the nation to the precipice of disaster. For many Bush/Cheney and Rumsfeld liberality laid disaster into families via war death maiming and life-long disability. 

Some, on the other hand are remaining mindful and diligent. Rutgers University Faculty and Students stood tall against the appearance of Condi Rice. They did so in a most persistent and effective manner.  Progressive Intellectuals do not so soon forget the horrors that emanated from Rice's role in 2000 - 2009

While many of you ogle and Ah about George Bush's paintings, your forgiving ways enable legacy building as surely as a fat red elephantwould slide down a water-slide covered in "pig fat" on a 110 degree day.  If there is no down-side to political malfeasance, people do what people do; they will repeat the egregious act.  Republicans 'love' war and we have no reason to believe they will not again lead us into each and every international conflict as evidence by John McCain's all too frequent exhorting US intervention. How many times over the past two years have you heard or read McCain say, "...shameful we are not supporting "X" while showing strength."

The intellectuals at Rutgers, should be complimented. There is another organization that remains diligent and ever-watchful monitoring international easing of scorn and contempt for a president who literally via focused planning perpetrate violations of international law: state authorized torture.  A president who will no doubt enter the 22nd Century as one of the nation's worse.

George W. Bush again invited to attend a conference in Canada. The Center For Constitutional Rights will not lower its watchful monitoring.

Let's fight the tendency to allow people who ruined the nation for a century to ease back into the realm of the respectable and credible.

Center for Constitutional Rights

http://ccrjustice.org/ourcases/.....



Photo: George W. Bush is in Toronto today for a fundraiser. By allowing Bush to enter its territory, Canada is undermining the UN Convention Against Torture, which was adopted to ensure there are no safe havens for torturers. Canada is already under review by a UN committee for failing to take action when Bush visited in 2011. During that visit, four men brought forward claims of torture against Bush for the treatment they endured while detained at Guantánamo and in Afghanistan. Canadian law criminalizes torture wherever it occurs and Canada’s obligations under the Convention Against Torture make it clear that if a known torturer sets foot in the country, the government must investigate and prosecute if appropriate. Evidence of Bush’s role in authorizing torture in Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Guantánamo, and CIA black sites has been in the public record for years and Bush himself has admitted to his involvement. Canada is flouting the law by turning a blind eye to Bush’s visit. 

The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) submitted the following letter to the UN Committee Against Torture regarding Bush's visit and requesting it to take any appropriate action: http://bit.ly/1nEF78L
George W. Bush is in Toronto today for a fundraiser. By allowing Bush to enter its territory, Canada is undermining the UN Convention Against Torture, which was adopted to ensure there are no safe havens for torturers. Canada is already under review by a UN committee for failing to take action when Bush visited in 2011. During that visit, four men brought forward claims of torture against Bush for the treatment they endured while detained at Guantánamo and in Afghanistan. Canadian law criminalizes torture wherever it occurs and Canada’s obligations under the Convention Against Torture make it clear that if a known torturer sets foot in the country, the government must investigate and prosecute if appropriate. Evidence of Bush’s role in authorizing torture in Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Guantánamo, and CIA black sites has been in the public record for years and Bush himself has admitted to his involvement. Canada is flouting the law by turning a blind eye to Bush’s visit.

The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) submitted the following letter to the UN Committee Against Torture regarding Bush's visit and requesting it to take any appropriate action:
http://bit.ly/1nEF78L

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