May 30, 2008

War Crimes: Implications of McClellan's Book For Congress, US Attorneys


Scott McClellan's book outlines how the President used propaganda to mobilize the country for illegal warfare. McClellan's revelations are important war crimes evidence. Several McClellan statements must be considered in light of Nuremberg.

McClellan: "Waging an unnecessary war is a grave mistake"

No, an "unnecessary" war is not simply a "mistake," but a war crime. Nuremberg gives clear warning to individual Members of Congress and the US Attorneys in the Department of Justice:

"Under any civilized judicial system he could have been impeached and removed from office or convicted of malfeasance in office on account of the scheming malevolence with which he administered injustice."

McClellan's assertions must be taken as they are: From an insider, close to the President, and with access to the inner deliberations. The US Attorney emails show the White House public affairs office was well connected with the email traffic. Nobody can argue that McClellan was not close to the President. McClellan reports he personally saw the President crying when the President said it was time for McClellan to go.

McClellan and the DoD emails must be considered as part of the same nexus: Evidence of illegal war planning. This line of evidence from Nuremberg well captures the sentiments of McClellan: The war in Iraq was not necessary, that diplomatic options were not exhausted, as required.

Applying McClellan's Disclosures To US Policy Toward Iran

Congress must not lose sight of the lessons of McClellan: They have direct bearing on how the Congress must engage with the President on Iran. McClellan gives fair warning to Congress that until the President is confronted for war crimes in Iraq, the same machine will spread into Iran.

McClellan provides a chilling insight into the back room discussions about the cursory diplomatic efforts, and the President's rush to war. McClellan seems to echo one of the findings of Nuremberg:
"The document as a whole establishes that the conspirators were planning
the creation of an incident to justify to the world their own
against Czechoslovakia."

Mandatory War Crimes Investigation

Our job as American citizens is to require the Congress to explain -- now -- why it is not immediately moving on the McClellan revelations on the issues of war crimes. Until the Congress moves on war crimes, please continue to share with your friends this restructuring of the United States government.

The people are not required to support war crimes; nor do we have allegiance to the Untied States government or the Congress. Our only allegiance is to the US Constitution. Until the people openly discuss solutions to this Congress' assent to these war crimes, the public must accept domestic enemies of the Constitution -- in both parties -- have illegally refused to fully assert their oath of office. We're not required to remain loyal to their malfeasance.

We're required to accept nothing but a solution that will ensure this abuse does not happen again.

Action Alert

Member of Congress numbers:
1 (800) 828 - 0498

1 (800) 614 - 2803

1 (866) 340 - 9281

1 (866) 338 - 1015

1 (877) 851 - 6437

Your job is to contact your Members of Congress, discuss with their staff your concerns, and share with others their reactions:

- What is their position on using McClellan's books as a framework to examine the President's propaganda in light of the Nuremberg precedents; and when will the Member of Congress start a war crimes investigation?

- Does your Members of Congress or State official have a comment on how the US Government must be restructured to ensure this abuse of power does not happen again?

- Do your elected officials and prosecutors understand that they could be prosecuted under the laws of war for funding an illegal war of aggression, not investigating, and refusing to either impeach or prosecute for war crimes?

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