To The Daily Sun,
Then-President Bush and his hawk/oil-magnate partner, V.P. Cheney, in March 2003 launched their "shock and awe" destruction of Baghdad, using the ruse of weapons-of-mass-destruction. A year later we saw Bush unfurl his famous banner, "mission accomplished," on a military vessel off California. Much later in 2013, we witness spreading war in that U.S.-invaded Middle East with ever more violence including in Iraq's ruins, but I've just heard BBC news announce five-month-high oil prices—- related to the sad, mad mess in the Middle East. Somewhere, no guilt impeding, Dick Cheney is rubbing his hands over that more money, I am willing to bet.
Are Americans following that Inder Comar, "a San Francisco attorney, filed suit in March 2013 against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz and Powell, alleging that the Bush Administration violated both international and domestic law in planning and waging the Iraq War?"(witnessiraq.com). California media, on Aug. 20, 2013, reported that "in court papers filed today, the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law."
The architects of a war spreading its flames for more and more war should be excused? As if they are good children at the end of a civilized meal?
Bales, Hassan, Manning, Snowden — murderers and whistleblowers — have had our attention in legal proceedings (Snowden's still pending). All have in common that their lives were drastically impacted by Bush-Cheney's wars. Yet the architects of war should go on into their golden years with no scrutiny and possible legal repercussions for their actions? How just is this to those who are now dead, maimed, or refugee families? A next generation of children have become desperate and with their chances at education minimal or gone. A big "no" to our U.S. Department of Justice. Real justice must prevail.
Lynn Rudmin Chong