Obama adm. actively shielding Bush, Cheney

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For People Unclear on the Concept:

from: afterdowningstreet.org

The crimes and abuses: ignoring and failing to respond to threats of terrorism, misspending funds, misleading Congress, creating false propaganda, invading Iraq in violation of Constitution, UN Charter, and HJRes 114, establishing bases and seeking to control resources, allowing energy companies to secretly make policy, providing immunity to mercenaries, wasting funds on war profiteers, detention without charge, rendition, torture, murder, imprisoning children, creating secret laws, using military domestically, spying without warrant, rewriting laws with signing statements, undermining preparedness for natural disasters and destroying economy through military waste, politicizing the Justice Department, ordering obstruction of justice, blocking prosecutions with bogus claims of “state secrets,” et cetera, et cetera.

The Way Forward on Holding the Bush/Cheney Administration Accountable

“While both men are clearly guilty of war crimes, and have in fact admitted to willful violation of international law and the US Criminal Code relating to torture and treatment of captives, and while Bush has admitted to the felony of willfully violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and while a good case of defrauding Congress could be made against both men with regard to their claims made to justify the invasion of Iraq, not to mention a host of other crimes large and small, I think it is clear that the new administration of President Barack Obama does not want to be seen trying to put the president and vice president in the slammer (where they so deserve to be). For better or worse, Obama has decided to pursue a less confrontational politics in Washington.

That said, I would argue that there can be a good case made, both legally and politically, for the convening of a Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which could put all key people in the last administration on the stand and under oath and klieg lights to explain just what they did and why.”

Read full article here: thiscantbehappening.net

Take action: call your congressional representatives: Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-2131 , (800) 828-0498

Willacy County Indicts Vice President

newschannel5.tv | Tuesday, November 18, 2008

“Other political officials also indicted.

Raymondville – District Attorney Juan Guerra has brought indictments against several key political officials.

The indictments have not been made public, but NEWSCHANNEL 5 has learned Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio Junio, Judge Migdalia Lopez, Judge Janet Leal, and Willacy County District Clerk Gilbert Lozano were among those indicted.

Some of the attorneys involved say they plan to file motions to quash the indictments.”

Watch the video at the source
UPDATE 5/12/09: Why would they remove this article and video from their web site? Did Cheney get to them?

Andover law school convenes Bush War Crimes Conference

Stephen C. Webster | 9/13/08 | rawstory.com

“Saturday morning, the dean of Massachusetts School of Law at Andover will convene a two day planning session with a single focus: To arrest, put to trial and carry out sentence on criminals in the Bush Administration.”

I will post the archived video link here when/if available.

– so far we have http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warcrimesconference

House Judiciary Committee Holds Historic Hearings on the Case for Impeachment

Democracynow.org | July 28, 2008

The House Judiciary Committee held historic hearings on Friday about whether the White House overstepped its constitutional authority during the presidency of George W. Bush and whether or not such abuses would justify his impeachment. The hearing was billed as one on “Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations.” Although the title expressly did not include the word “impeachment,” several Democratic Congress members and witnesses used the opportunity to begin impeachment proceedings against the President and Vice President. We play highlights. [includes rush transcript]

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Watch Highlights on Democracy Now! Covers the Historic Hearings on the Case for Impeachment

Watch Highlights on Democracy Now!

“Imperial Presidency” hearing coverage

Friday’s House Judiciary Hearing on Impeachment: A Victory and a Challeng
baltimorechronicle.com | July 29, 2008

US Congressional Panel Hears Testimony on Case for Bush Impeachment
voanews.com | July 25, 2008

House Committee Considers the “I” Word
thenation.com
| July 25, 2008

Hearing Videos

Kucinich enters hearing to cheers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2MWTh0QF40

Rep. Robert Wexler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T1ojrKhp6E

Rep. Steve King:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZxCloEbQk

Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7259BAP9s

Rep. Dennis Kucinich:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRAcenaTVkQ

Bruce Fein:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80IphtHrFzg

Vincent Bugliosi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDAFozFn4kU

Bruce Fein:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXyDK2-p4fU

Vincent Bugliosi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53p34yzZac

Vincent Bugliosi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7abu9a0xtNI

Rep. Baldwin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFNmanXtZ9o

More Videos here >>