Monday, August 19, 2013

Iraqi woman files class action lawsuit against President Bush over his "war of aggression." Oh PLEASE let this be successful!

Courtesy of Yes magazine:  

George W. Bush keeps a low profile these days, making the rounds on the public speaking circuit, engaging in a bit of philanthropy here and there, occasionally sharing his dog paintings or offering an unsolicited opinion on the immigration debate or national security. 

Given his role in the current media landscape, it may be easy to forget that just 10 years ago he led an invasion of a foreign country that many in the international community saw as criminal. 

Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of three, has not forgotten. The violence and chaos that engulfed Iraq following the U.S.-led invasion of 2003 had tragic consequences for her family and ultimately forced her to flee her homeland for an uncertain future. She has left Iraq, but she is determined to make sure the world hears her story and that someone is held accountable. 

Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit targeting six key members of the Bush Administration: George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Wolfowitz. In Saleh v. Bush, she alleges that the Iraq War was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and therefore constituted a “crime of aggression” under international law—a designation first set down in the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. The aim of the suit is simple: to achieve justice for Iraqis, and to show that no one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law.

I don't have muhc faith in this actually going anywhere, but an anti-war liberal can dream can't he?

11 comments:

  1. I kinda feel bad that Colin Powell is included in this list as I believe he was a fall guy for this administration and he was lied to by Bush and Cheney. The other five in the suite should definitely be there as plaintiffs!

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    1. Anonymous5:02 PM

      Colin Powell deserves no sympathy. None. He knew he was lying down with dogs. He did it anyway. It's his own damn fault he got up with fleas.

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  2. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Whose side are you going to be on, Gryphen, if this case goes anywhere, when the Obama administration -- as it most assuredly will -- defends the Bushies?

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  3. Anonymous10:36 AM

    O/T ... Bristol is off bar-hopping while Tripp is in Arizona with Grandma according to National Enquirer. http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/exclusive-boozy-bristols-alaskan-bar-hop-binge

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    1. Anonymous10:36 AM

      Oh dear...poor Krusty...when Gryphen gets this post up...Krusty's bed pan is going to...

      OVERFLOW! LOL!!

      This part should get Krusty sufficiently foaming at the "mouf"

      “Since her son left last month, it’s been nonstop partying and club­bing for Bristol,” a family insider told The ENQUIRER.

      “Bristol is hitting the local bars and acting like she’s a single girl without a worry in the world.”

      Disclosed an eyewit­ness: “While Tripp is away, Bristol is at play. She’s been a regular at the Mug-Shot Saloon in Wasilla and other bars in nearby Anchorage.”

      To complicate matters, sources say the 22-year-old single mom has been making it difficult for baby daddy Levi Johnston, 23, to spend time with their little boy."

      Oh damn....Beefy really is following in her drunkard mama's funky footsteps! Is Beefy gunning(hehehe) for her OWN barstool named after her too like Baldy?

      Uh...RAM? Whatcha know about this? LOL!!!

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    2. Anonymous2:12 PM

      Good God, The Mugshot? That place is the most filthy, dirty, beaten down shit hole in the entire Valley. In fact, just as a joke, whenever college or high school friends come to visit I take them there, telling them that we're "going to a nice bar down the street for some tapas and beverages". Once we're there I live to just to see the look on their faces and see if they will actually sit down and have a drink. Some will some just turn tail and say they'll wait for me in the car!!

      The cast of characters that inhabit this filthy dark hole range from demented bikers to tweakers to street drunks and beyond, and that's just the male patrons; you don't even want to imagine what type of female inhabits this place, but suffice it to say, members of both sexes look like they need a good flea dip.

      Drive by The Mugshot any Saturday or Sunday morning and you'll see at least 20-30 cars still parked there as their owners were too shitfaced to drive home and had to call a cab....people get absolutely wasted in there, and belligerent and there are nightly police dispatches on most weekends. It's the kind of place where someone vomits on the dance floor and the patrons just keep dancing in it.

      You go Bristol! If you're shopping for a new trial husband at the Mugshot you're certain to find some "interesting" material to choose from!! I can't even imagine the plethora of STD's lurking in that bar!!!

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  4. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Superb! Can US citizens file a similar class action suit? Is Darth Cheney dead yet?

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  5. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Bless her heart. I SO hope she is successful.

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  6. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Bless her heart. I SO hope she is successful.

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  7. I'm with you! I don't expect it to have any results other than keeping the criminals on our soil, afraid to leave the US because there's a warrant out for them.

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  8. Anonymous3:45 AM

    There's 3 families that I personally know that want to put a medal on Bush, for getting rid of the old regime. Want to talk about War on Women?!? Couldn't drive herself, couldn't go to school. One couldn't go to the Dr. because her husband had been killed prior to 9/11, and she couldn't be seen without a family male escort.
    My heart breaks for this woman, and I wish her the best in life.

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