Jan. 23, 2009 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)

National Vets Group
Calls for Prosecuting Bush and Cheney

     The U.S. Veterans For Peace (VFP) 2008 national convention passed a resolution calling for prosecuting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials for war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity.

     The Vets said the 2003 invasion of Iraq was not only immoral but illegal, violating numerous U.S. and international laws, including but not limited to USC 244l (War Crimes Act of l996), the Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Tribunal Charter, the U.N. Charter, and the Laws and Customs of War on Land.  The Vets organization lists six pages of violations of the above laws and says it is still but a partial listing. 

     The Vets charge the U.S. Congress for spineless dereliction of duty for failing to take action against Bush and his administration while Bush was still in office.  The organization quotes former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert Jackson, who was appointed by President Harry Truman to be the Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunals following World War II.  Jackson stated prophetically, "...let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment."

     The VFP organization says that "as citizens of the United States we are complicit in the crimes of the Bush administration in Iraq because we cannot claim ignorance of these criimes."  The organization concludes by saying "for the sake of humanity, for the sake of history, and to absolve even a small measure of the complicity we each share as U.S. citizens, we must do everything in our power to hold our leaders accountable and bring them to justice.  As Veterans For Peace, we "will take every appropriate measure on our own and in coalition with others to insure that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and responsible members of their administration are prosecuted for war crimes, crimes against peace and crimes against humanity before any court claiming jurisdiction in the U.S. or abroad, for as long as they shall live."

For more information on Veterans For Peace (VFP) visit www.veteransforpeace.org/

Urge President Obama and Congress to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the many crimes of the Bush Administration, and not to send U.S. troops from the frying pan of Iraq into the fire of Afghanistan. 
No More War!

Accountability: For the Sake of Humanity...

1.  Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
 Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622. 
Email ja@interpac.net  http://www.malu-aina.org

 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 23, 2009 - 384th week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


Jim Albertini

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O.Box AB

Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760

phone: 808-966-7622

email: JA@interpac.net

Visit us on the web at: www.malu-aina.org


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