A half-billion dollar George W. Bush Library is being dedicated in Dallas with help from four other current or former U.S. presidents.
Protesters of this Bush Lie Bury -- this burying of a lying leader's record with a lying version of history -- believe Bush should be facing criminal prosecution instead.
Join us in urging the U.S. Department of Justice to act by clicking here.
We don't need vengeance, but deterrence. Warrantless spying, imprisonment without trial, secret prisons, assassinations, and illegal wars didn't end with Bush's presidency -- because he's only been rewarded, never punished.
A new report last week on Bush-authorized torture has helped to reawaken awareness. But we knew Bush tortured. He confessed as much on television. We don't so much need to know what was done as we need to know that those who do such things will be held accountable.*
We've tried "looking forward not back" for five years. It hasn't worked. Crimes in the future cannot be prosecuted in anticipation. Only crimes in the past can be brought to account. And only when those in power are subject to the rule of law can we avoid the catastrophes inevitably brought on by the law of rulers.
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-- The RootsAction.org team
*Laws clearly violated by George W. Bush include, among many others: The U.S. Constitution Article I, Sections 8, 9, Article II, Sections 1, 3, Article VI, and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, the prohibition on covert propaganda, Title 2 U.S. Code Section 194, Title 18 U.S. Code Sections 4, 371, 1341, 1346, 1385, 2340A, 2441, The War Powers Act, the United Nations Charter Chapter 1 Article 2 Section 3, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the Hague Convention of 1899, Joint Resolution 114 Section 3, Additional Protocol I to Geneva Conventions, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008 Section 1222, the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Third Geneva Convention, the International Covenant on Human Rights Articles 7, 10, the Convention Against Torture, the Optional Protocol to the Fourth Geneva Convention on Rights of the Child, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the Voting Rights Act, and the Stored Communications Act.
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