Tuesday, December 21, 2004

I'm just an idiot

See, when you're a mechanic, people think you're a moron. I said this a couple months ago:

Bush and his Cabinet should be turned over to The Hague to face war crimes charges. I know, Americans should deal with this, but if there's one way to regain our credibility and respect in the world, this is it. Hell with Bush's lies and ineptitude, he is a mass murderer, no better than Saddam, no better than Osama. Though it would never be done, Chimpy Inc. should be living in 8x8 cells somewhere in . . . France.

Now, Matt Yglesias and others are all over this Laura Rozen piece yesterday:

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It is not at all inconceivable that some day not too many years off Rumsfeld and Bush will face arrest if they travel abroad for command responsibility for war crimes, like Pinochet. Update pertaining to comments at Matt's site on this issue. I am not saying there's moral equivalence between Pinochet's crimes and Rumsfeld's. I am saying, it seems likely to me that the lawsuit launched against Rumsfeld now in Germany and others potentially to follow against Rumsfeld and other US leaders are likely to take on a life of their own, and it's totally conceivable to me that Rumsfeld will not want to travel abroad at some point in the not-too-distant future without serious consultations with a lawyer, and maybe even then.

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It would do a lot to restore our credibility in eyes of the world if we turned Bush & Co. over to The Hague for war crimes trials after he's out of office. An apology in front of the U.N. by the next President would help too. I told you so. Ha!

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