Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia

Finally... but it took Malaysia to do the right thing?

Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia | Foreign Policy Journal

Kuala Lumpur — It’s official; George W Bush is a war criminal.
In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were yesterday (Fri) found guilty of war crimes.
Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.
The trial held in Kuala Lumpur heard harrowing witness accounts from victims of torture who suffered at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They included testimony from British man Moazzam Begg, an ex-Guantanamo detainee and Iraqi woman Jameelah Abbas Hameedi who was tortured in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Why are not all the Muslims who tortured and killed Americans not on trial?

The human rights record of Islamist countries in the Middle East is shocking.

More of your "blame America first" rhetoric.

Very disappointing.