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Arrest Bush


BEGIN A PETITION TO:
Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department.

PURPOSE:
The arrest of George W. Bush, President of the United States and other members of the National Security Council as named below.

TO WIT:
Chief Lanier, you have probable cause to arrest a self-confessed serial torturer and mass murderer within the borders of the District of Columbia. He resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The suspect is George W. Bush.
Co- suspects are Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General Ashcroft.

The crimes are as follows:
1- Murder:
George W. Bush has publicly confessed that he ordered torture, thus violating the Convention Against Torture. Bush knew. Not only did he know, he personally approved it.

"Yes, I’m aware our national security team met on this issue," he confirmed. "And I approved."

2. Conspiracy to commit murder:

To quote from a April 11 ABC News report co-conspirator, then Attorney General John Ashcroft said: "Why are we talking about this in the White House?" John Ashcroft nervously asked his fellow members of the National Security Council’s Principals Committee. (The Principals were Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General Ashcroft.)

"History will not judge this kindly," Ashcroft predicted.
According to an April 11th report by ABC News, "…when the Bush Administration asked the CIA to work over prisoners captured in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, Director George Tenet demanded legal cover. The Justice Department complied by issuing a classified 2002 memo, the so-called "Golden Shield," authored by Office of Legal Counsel Jay Bybee. "Enhanced interrogation techniques" — i.e., torture — were legal, Bybee assured the CIA.

"Tenet was a good boss, a CYA type. He wanted to protect his agents. So he got the Principals to personally sign off on each act of torture.

"According to a former CIA official involved in the process," ABC reported, "CIA headquarters would receive cables from operatives in the field asking for authorization for specific techniques." Can we beat up this guy? Can we waterboard him?"

When the U.S. signs a treaty, its provisions carry the full force of U.S. law. One such treaty is the U.N. Convention Against Torture, of which the U.S. is a core signatory. As Philippe Sands writes in his new book "Torture Team:" Parties to the… Convention are required to investigate any person who is alleged to have committed torture. If appropriate, they must then prosecute — or extradite the person to a place where he will be prosecuted. The Torture Convention… criminalizes any act that constitutes complicity or participation in torture. Complicity or participation could certainly be extended not only to the politicians and but also the lawyers involved…"

George W. Bush has publicly confessed that he ordered torture, thus violating the Convention Against Torture.

Because the torture ordered by Bush and his cabinet directly resulted in death, they must be charged with several counts of murder. Fifteen U.S. soldiers have been charged with the murders of two detainees at the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan in 2002. They were following orders issued by their Commander-in-Chief and his Principals.

President, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and the other Principals must therefore be arrested and charged with murder, arraigned and placed on trial.

We the citizens of the United States demand that you exercise your authority as chief law enforcement within the District of Washington, DC and order the arrest of George W. Bush and those other persons involved in the afore mentioned crimes.

SIGNED:_Michael O'McCarthy

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John J. Coghlan
Correct me if I am wrong. I do not think that a sitting president can be tried for anything while he is in office. The only way to hold him accountable is by impeachment. Our Congress refuses to do this. Also we could not prosecute his subordinates, because the President has the right to grant pardons, which he would do. A case in question: The courts find Lewis Scooter Libby guilty of perjury in the Valerie Plame case, and Bush sliped him a get out of jail free card.

Some people have said that after the President is out of office, they could all be tried for war crimes in an international court. Our country would never allow that kind of humiliation on a world stage, and it will never happen. The only way the president, and his administration can be brought to account is through impeachment. If Congress refuses to do its job, it is our job to see to it that they are removed from office. We must remind our representatives that the voters can, and will replaced them if they refuse to impeach this criminal President.

John,
I believe that during normal government operations, you are correct, there is not a whole lot people can do. Congress must be the one to act. However at this point, We the People DO have options!

Fact. A legitimate Constitutional crisis exists in this country. Neither of our three branches of government are doing anything to remedy it. In fact it can be shown that the majority of members of all three branches of government are actively participating in the overthrow of our Constitutional form of government. This is a direct affront to their Sworn Oaths of Office!

The Supreme Court decision of Marbury v Madison (1803), link at bottom, decided among other things that the people ARE sovereigns over the government, the people in government ARE required to adhere to their Sworn Oaths of Office, and that as far as the people are concerned, a law that is repugnant to the Constitution is void!

And more importantly, when the government of the people is genuinely threatened as it most certainly is right now, we the people by default become fully vested in what are called "unalienable rights". This means exactly what the Preamble in the Declaration of Independence says it means!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness: that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, & to institute new government, laying it's foundation on such principles, & organizing it's powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety & happiness. Prudence indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light & transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses & usurpations pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government, & to provide new guards for their future security."

When you have war criminals controlling the Executive, criminal accomplices filling the halls of Congress, and a judiciary that is busy rewriting history in order to make torture legal, then the government is in fact in breach of contract, which means they no longer enjoy any protection that the Constitution affords members of government, and yes, they ARE subject to arrest!

Please read and sign the Peoples Warrant for the Arrest of Bush, Cheney, et al., and please support the movement for a new Peoples Constitutional Convention!

Paul Fisher
We the People Network
http://www.wtpnet.org/
mail@wtpnet.org
Support the Peoples Constitutional Convention!
Sign the Peoples Warrant to Arrest Bush, Cheney, et al.!
http://www.wtpnet.org/phpPETITION/index.php
http://www.wtpnet.org/documents/marburyvmadison1803.html <--Marbury v Madison (1803)

As far as what happens in the United States after Bush is out of office: If Bush gets impeached, in the time before the Senate removes him, he can give everyone (but himself) an open-ended pardon for anything they did or might have done.

Ford's pardon of Nixon: "I, GERALD R. FORD, ... do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon FOR ALL OFFENSES against the United States WHICH HE, ..., has committed or MAY HAVE COMMITTED or taken part in during the period ...."

Nixon refused to give his friend Haldeman a pardon. Does anyone expect Bush to hold back on the pardons?

1- As the author of the article pointed out, there appears to be a question of whether a law enforcement officer (the Chief of police, DC,) could legally arrest Bush. This has NOT been tested.

Thus, both for political and legal reasons she ought to be challenged to do so.

2- If enough petitions are signed, especially in the DC "state" and taken to the Chief, a press conference called, it will make national news which alone is worth the effort.

Everytime we can name a political murderer a murderer we raise the conscious level of the people.

We want no "Good Germans" in America. thanks, michael o'mccarthy

This administration defines bringing terrorists to "justice" as how many suspects are captured or killed. Contrast with the British who not only conduct real trials for suspects, but also admit their abuse of detainees was criminal and will compensate victims.

WASHINGTON (AFP) — At least 24 people have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan because of confirmed or suspected homicides, an army spokeswoman said.

Number of Army Probes of Detainee Deaths Rises to 33. Eight New Criminal Cases
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46659-2004May21.html

Eight on trial for liquid bomb plot
http://www.uk-airport-news.info/heathrow-airport-news-030408e.htm

UK admits breaching human rights convention over detainee's death
· MoD facing huge payout after troops broke law
· Case involves abuse of nine Iraqis held in 2003

The move, announced by Browne in a written Commons statement, follows years of battles in the British courts. In the end, the law lords dismissed the MoD's case that British troops on overseas operations were not covered by European human rights law, leaving the MoD with little choice but to admit guilt and offer compensation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/28/humanrights.military

They aren't our peers. They're deluded foreigners trying to kill americans. That's why they were picked up by the military. I, as a citizen of the United States, feel no obligation to give a US civilian trial to a foreign attacker who is caught in the act halfway across the world. Would you like to see Afghan divorces or theft cases tried in the US? Of course not. The supreme court decision that all these people be given trials was equally misguided. The majority opinion cites very little legal precedent and very much wishy washy emotional pandering. I don't want to bear the costs of this, and I don't want our already burdened military to be stuck doing detective work while people are shooting at them. I also don't want these people winning their cases and being released in the US. I believe this is possible, since in most cases the men's countries of origin do not want them back.
While it is admirable to want to close Gitmo and do something with these prisoners of many years, I think it's far wiser to let the military try them than the civilian courts.

Lord....you're attemping logic on this website? Forget about it. I stumbled on it in by accident, in total dismay. The good news is that it proves free speech is alive and well, regardless of how stupid people are. I went to the inauguration on Tuesday - it was a glorious day, with the exception of a few retards with "Arrest Bush" signs and a racist minister providing the benediction afterward - I think he was on drugs taking us back and placing us in bixes of Red, Yellow, White, Black, etc. Apparently he missed what was going on. Oh well, other than that, a great day in history.

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