But Crooked High Court Judges Will Never Have The 'Legal Balls' To
Enforce The Law
Army General this week ties Bush and high officials in giving specific
orders to administer inhumane and torture at Abu Ghraib and other prison camps
around the world.
The law works in strange ways, sometimes allowing the rats to run free while
putting the good guys behind bars. It’s and old game used by the rich
and famous like a stacked deck of cards used in a two-bit, crooked western gambling
But despite the obvious crooked nature of the law, nobody seems to mind, since
the oldest legal tricks in the book are still working today, legal tricks like
were used to burn people at the stake, burn the witches in Salem and, more recently,
to convict Irwin Schiff of income tax evasion.
In law school, lawyers learn the law is an imperfect system. In life, they
learn it is a corrupt system, learning if they don’t bend with the crooked
administrators, they will be broken by the system they swore to uphold.
So most lawyers end up ethically compromised, bending over like intellectual
prostitutes, hiding behind corrupt legal decisions so they, too, can get a little
piece of the poisonous pie.
What’s interesting about the law is that every right or wrong decision
can be justified with even more legal mumbo jumbo, making any accountability,
even at the appellate and supreme court levels, virtually impossible.
And it’s probably true that two circus clowns, a tight rope walker and
a fire-eating sword swallower have more collective sense than most judges and
lawyers, as a recent case should bear out, a case of a War Crimes Act violation
being advanced by some legal pundits against President “Baby” Bush
and his other two-faced cronies running the dog and pony show near the Potomac
Before getting into the specifics of the possible Bush administration violations,
the record should reflect there doesn’t exist one appellate or high court
justice in the land with the legal balls and the guts enough to convict Bush,
Cheney, Rumsfeld and any of the other scoundrels.
Not one legal whore in the crooked, black-robed bunch will ever step to the
plate and do the right thing, even after an Army General this week, in charge
of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, said Rumsfeld and other higher ups directly
ordered the inhumane treatment and torture be conducted as a deliberate U.S.
And what’s worse news reports have surfaced that the torture is still
going on in many locations worldwide, indicating the administration has no plans
to stop, but instead continues to implement policy maneuvers making it easier
to carry out torture in the future.
Now, the federal statute in direct violation, being put forth by the legal
pundits, is the War Crimes Act of 1996 at 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2441, making it a federal
offense for any U.S. national, whether military or civilian to violate the Geneva
Convention by engaging in murder, torture or inhumane treatment.
The statute goes on to explain, as pointed out by the legal pundits on George
Washington Blog on Oct. 27:
“The statute applies not only to those who carry out the acts, but also
to those who ORDER IT, know about it, or fail to take steps to stop it. The
statute applies to everyone, no matter how high and mighty.
“18 U.S.C. § 2441 has no statute of limitations, which means that
a war crimes complaint can be filed at any time.
“The penalty may be life imprisonment or -- if a single prisoner dies
due to torture -- death. Given that there are numerous, documented cases of
prisoners being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan,
that means that the death penalty would be appropriate for anyone found guilty
of carrying out, ordering, or sanctioning such conduct.”
Furthermore, the legal thinkers over at the GW’s Blog recapped the damning
case against Bush and his cronies, making a pretty open and shut case that probable
cause exists to at least bring the high-ranking officials before a court of
law, recapping the War Crimes Act violations this way:
“We now know that torture in Iraq was ordered by top officials, and that
torture is continuing, notwithstanding the administration's claims that it was
only "a couple of bad apples" that were responsible for Abu Ghraib.
“Making a potential prosecutor's job easier, U.S. Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales wrote a memo in January 2002 to President Bush saying that America
should opt out of the Geneva Convention because top officials have to worry
about prosecutions under 18 U.S.C. § 2441.
“By attempting to sidestep the Geneva Convention, Gonzales created a
document trail that can be used to prove that top administration officials knowingly
created a policy of torturing prisoners, and that such a policy could reasonably
have been expected to result in the death of some prisoners.
“The U.S. did opt out of the Geneva Convention for the Afghanistan war,
but we never opted out of the Geneva Convention for Iraq. Indeed, President
Bush has repeatedly stated that Geneva applies in Iraq (although he has since
claimed that foreign fighters captured in Iraq are not covered). Thus, there
would be very little room for fancy footwork by defense lawyers in a prosecution
against top officials concerning torture in Iraq.”
Although there may be very little room for fancy footwork by lawyers, what
these legal pundits are overlooking is that there isn’t an honest judge
in the whole entire system with the guts to buck the system, a system that has
corrupted their entire heart, soul and spirit a long time ago.
What these pundits are forgetting is that Appellate and Supreme Court justices
have all, every last one of them, bought their way into their high-ranking judgeships,
starting out a young age and working their way up the judicial ladder on political
favors, including back room bribes.
So, although the War Crimes Act is a good legal exercise and Bush and his buddies
are probably guilty as sin, remember the old maxim that the rats go free while
the good die young the next time Rumsfeld, Cheney and “Baby” Bush
can be seen walking by the banks of Potomac smiling, smoking a big cigar and
laughing all the way to the bank.