Monday, July 20, 2009

Put Cheney in Chains

I’m getting tired of all of the hand-wringing going on about whether or not to investigate and prosecute Dick Cheney for his war crimes. Not to act is a sure sign that America could lose all of the moral authority that it regained last January 20th.

Not to act endangers our soldiers. Endangers everyone, really, who visits the Middle East for any reason.

All you have to do is look at what the law says. The things that Dick Cheney may be responsible for are by definition war crimes.

Here are the operative lines from 18 U.S.C. §2441:

(c) Definition. As used in this section the term "war crime" means any conduct--

(1) defined as a grave breach in any of the international conventions signed at Geneva 12 August 1949, or any protocol to such convention to which the United States is a party;

This isn’t something to mull over. Someone committed serious crimes and the world community is watching us and will ultimately judge us on what we do about it.

So I got an email from today. They have an online petition to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to take action and select a special prosecutor. I signed it.

You could, too. The petition is here.


Anonymous said...

There's absolutely nothing keeping the Democrats from doing exactly what you want. Hope they don't disappoint.

Anonymous said...

Is President Obama extending Cheney's secret service protection so he can keep an eye on him? No reason for Democrats to not try him. What are they waiting on?