Thursday, June 26, 2008

Better than a citizen's arrest

By Libby

Via Avedon, I see that holding this administration accountable for their war crimes may be more than just a pipe dream.
On September 13-14, 2008, Lawrence Velvel, the dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, plans to convene a 'convention' at the school's facilities; the attendees of which will plan strategies to prosecute members of the Bush administration for war crimes.

"This is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred," stated Velvel in a press release. "It is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth.
I have no idea how feasible this would be but it is heartening to know that the citizenry is willing to pursue what our Congresscreatures surely never will. My personal theory is the entrenched incumbents won't ever do it because they're so complicit in the whole sordid mess that they don't want anyone to discover the blood on their own hands. And maybe this won't work but it appeals to my sense of justice that at least there are those with the knowledge and willingness to try.

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