Humint Events Online: In Defense of Bush Administration War Criminals?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In Defense of Bush Administration War Criminals?

Chris Floyd is willing to help out.

His basic premises are that:

1) the Bushco crimes are merely the culmination of years and years of US war crimes, and it is unfair to single out Bushco for punishment

2) a trial just of Bushco would be too superficial and would be insufficient to reform the system.

These points are well-taken, but are ultimately not persuasive to me for the following reasons:

1) the Bushco crimes were much more blatant than previous US injustices

2) there is hope that prosecuting Bushco would serve as a deterrent for future US warcrimes

3) letting Bushco go unpunished will serve as an incentive for worse crimes in the future

4) an exposure of Bushco crimes WOULD shine a light on other US crimes-- including 9/11

5) Floyd suscribes to the blow-back theory of 9/11 and thus is either very naive or an intel shill in the mold of Howard Zinn and his ilk (whom Floyd cites in his post)

In fact this "defense" of Bushco is a disgusting slap in the face for anyone who wants a better world.


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