Do you hope Trump goes a step further and tells Jeb how Richard Clarks says W is guilty of war crimes also?

Richard Clarke, the nation’s former top counterterrorism official, tells Democracy Now! he believes President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the Iraq invasion and later made headlines by accusing Bush officials of ignoring pre-9/11 warnings about an imminent attack by al-Qaeda. "I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes," Clarke says. "Whether that would be productive or not, I think, is a discussion we could all have. But we have established procedures now with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where people who take actions as serving presidents or prime ministers of countries have been indicted and have been tried. So the precedent is there to do that sort of thing.

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  • 5 years ago
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    The concern that should be made known to the American people lies in the words of then-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (Suskind, 2004: "The Price of Loyalty") that describes his frustration over the all-consuming obsession of the newly inaugurated Bush and Cheney with "coming up with an excuse the public would buy to invade Iraq"---this said only four days after taking office on January 20, 2001.

    I have trouble believing that ANY American, be they Democrat, Republican, Independent, or any other peripheral party, would back what Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Wolfowitz (Cheney leading them all) set up to get this "excuse the public would buy" to ILLEGALLY invade oil-rich Iraq so that oilmen Cheney, Bush et al., could get themselves a lucrative long-lusted foothold in the even-oil-richer Middle East.

    What would happen if anyone, Trump or whomever, starts exposing the fact that nine different warnings were ignored prior to 9/11 attacks (Richard Clarke, 2004: "Against All Enemies"; C-SPAN hearings with Condoleeza Rice), that were deliberately (DELIBERATELY) ignored while Cheney and his puppet GW Bush pressured then-Chairman of NY and NJ Port Authority Lewis M. Eisenberg (former Chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee and also a huge donor to the Bush/Cheney campaigns) to award for the LOWEST BID the 99-year lease to the World Trade Center (WTC) only 59 DAYS PRIOR TO the 9/11 attacks about which the Bush/Cheney administration had been repeatedly warned to yet another Bush/Cheney campaign donor (and friend with Rupert Murdoch), Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties and former Israeli commando Frank Lowy of Wesfield Properties. The LOWEST BID ($3.2 billion, which was a tiny fraction of what this 99-year lease of the soon-to-be-hit WTC)...only SIX WEEKS BEFORE 9/11! Silverstein, Lowy, and Chairman Eisenberg were all senior members of the United Jewish Appeal, which has the purpose of raising money for Israel. At least two of the 13 insurers of the World Trade Center were controlled by Bush family members: maternal uncle Wirt Walker I, Board Chairman; Wirt Walker III, maternal cousin; GW's brother Marvin Bush; and CEO for a Texas-based insurer of the WTC, paternal uncle Jonathan Bush). This same Bush family four were on the Board (Wirt I, Wirt III, and brother Marvin) of the notorious Riggs Bank which was found to have laundered money for two of the 9/11 hijackers through the wife of Prince Bandar, long-time friend to GW Bush (see Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11"), a trained Saudi military pilot and also long-time friend to the bin Laden family. And, they were on the Board (Wirt I, again, Chairman) of SECURACOM, changed to SECURATEC, Inc., the no-bid contractor recruited by the Bush/Cheney administration to be in charge of "security" for the World Trade Center (Larry Flynt, 2004: "Sex, Lies & Politics: The Naked Truth"), for United Airlines (two attack planes were United), and for Dulles International Airport (two 9/11 planes flew out of Dulles).

    What happens if the American people start asking these alarming "coincidence" questions of Jeb Bush? We should be asking these questions of the entire lawless Bush/Cheney administration, including the underreported BCCI banking (CIA and organized crime) scandal which had Cheney deeply involved up to his white eyebrows? They should also be asking about the rightwing-leaning PR firm used by George Herbert Walker Bush (kept on retainer by the RNC and the Bush/Cheney administration), Hill & Knowlton, to falsely paint Saddam Hussein as a "villain" to the American people (uncovered by "Sixty Minutes" segment regarding the election year "wag-the-dog" (fake) Gulf War set up on another Bush lie.

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  • 5 years ago

    Oh you mean the Democrat Richard Clarks from Boston ahhhh him

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    • Social Security, stuart, pays for itself, and the more we expand the JOBS BASE, the more FICA money that goes into the self-sustaining Social Security Trust Fund.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    NO.

    PUCk YOU!

    Your rapist President God (Bill Clinton) chose to ignore the "trial run" on bringing down the Twin Towers in 1993.

    • AN ADULT, and a consenting adult at that, Monica Lewinski...brought to D.C. by Oliver North (who served in the CIA with Tripp's husband)...chose to give fellatio to another consenting adult under high stress. That, Thomas M...is NOT rape. In Arkansas, that is not even sex---it is foreplay.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I wondered why he went by the name "Richard"... for two seconds.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The BO is guilty of many more.

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