Contact congress and tell them that they shouldn't pardon war criminals, mass murderers, and torturers. The Bush administration has killed over one million two hundred thousand innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have imprisoned some thirty thousand Iraqi men, women, and children subjecting thousands of them to unspeakable tortures. It’s time to stand up Americans, telephone and e-mail your congressmen NOW! http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
The neocons have broken virtually every one of the Geneva Conventions through the use of torture and murder of civilians on a grand scale. They have used banned weapons such as cluster bombs and white phosphorus. They have committed crimes for which there are not yet laws written, crimes against the earth and the environment.
The Bush administration has spread over 1000 metric tons of the deadly U238-isotope, America’s nuclear waste, over Iraq and Afghanistan, causing childhood leukemia and spontaneous abortions to become commonplace, dooming the people of both countries to endless suffering and premature death. According to a UN Sub Commission report, cancer in Iraq has increased 1000%, and deformities 600%. Depleted uranium has rendered Iraqi lands infertile, entered the food chain, and contaminated the ground water. With a half-life of 4.5 billion years the Uranium 238 dropped on Iraq and Afghanistan by the Bush administration has rendered much of the two countries permanently unfit for human habitation.
The administration is aware that they are committing numerous war crimes and violations of the Geneva Conventions. Bush had his personal Texas lawyer at the time, Alberto Gonzales, draw up a special memorandum which supposedly absolved his murderous administration of any wrong doing. Gonzales stated, "The nature of the new war places a high premium on other factors, such as the ability to quickly obtain information from captured terrorists and their sponsors..." Gonzales concluded in stark terms: "In my judgment, this new paradigm renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions."
It wasn’t the first time that a criminal regime had sought to negate and marginalize the Geneva Conventions. In 1941, General-Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, the head of Hitler's Wehrmacht- Defense force, formulated an identical argument against recognizing the rights of Soviet soldiers under Geneva Convention laws. During his testimony at the Nuremberg trials, Keitel also called the Geneva Convention laws "obsolete", a statement which weighed heavily with U.S. prosecutors who later cited it as an aggravating circumstance in seeking and obtaining the death penalty for Keitel in 1946.
According to the American morality of 1946, a war criminal who remorselessly justified his murderous actions by denigrating the Geneva Conventions deserved to be executed. In Bush’s America, people who denigrate the Geneva Conventions are no longer seen as war criminals, they are promoted. After Alberto Gonzales drew up his bogus torture memorandum Bush appointed him to the office of Attorney General.