One For Every Star On The Flag: Fifty Top US War Criminals

warcriminals-300x255As has been demonstrated by recent UC Berkeley protests against the employment of torture legal advocate John Yoo, some of the Neocon Decade’s most notorious figures haven’t been able to shake their war criminal reputations even after passing from public “service”.

This is not especially common. Rewarding failure is indeed a reliable hallmark of institutional power.   Usually, the respectable milieu of the academy is a kind of palliative that can let atrocious bygones be bygones. Alternatively, disappearing into the boardrooms of big business has historically done wonders to hide, if not cleanse, bloody hands.

Maybe not this time.

Fifty Top US War Criminals That Need To Be Prosecuted is a high-quality list courtesy of Pubrecord.org of the enablers, co-dependents, toadies, other-way-lookers, war pimps,  defense industry shills, and others responsible for the illegal wars of choice, cash and resource grabs and torture.

Confidential to Attorney General Eric Holder: many home and work addresses of persons on this list are included.

Whenever you’re ready.

4 Responses to “One For Every Star On The Flag: Fifty Top US War Criminals”

  1. 1 Hart Rosen
    February 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

    warmowski, 11-08:

    It may be irrelevant to what I consider the AG’s most important task in a post-Bush Executive branch. The career overlaps, personal interests and social associations of individuals that speak more to outcomes in politics than do ideologies appear to not block Holder from acquiring adversaries such as John Yoo, David Addington, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, etc on their abuses of power. His twelve years of continuous effort in the department dedicated to prosecuting corrupted officials just means more to that problem than his later, almost certainly ugly work for our banana suppliers.



    On Friday, the Justice Department released a long-awaited watchdog report on the Bush administration legal team that authorized the now-infamous torture memos. And in a move destined to anger critics of the past administration’s conduct, the career official in charge of the investigation overruled a previous finding of misconduct — exonerating the lawyers under examination.

    • February 20, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Absolutely true: Holder’s office seems OK with torture, not that his corporate work relates. Political pressure from the White House, meaning Obama and Emanuel, who are also OK with torture, appears to be why Holder has not been able to muster any sanction against the lawyers who approved torture.

      Also true: If you keep your contributions around here to that which is strictly true, relevant and non-abusive, you may stay, despite your history.

  2. 3 Hart Rosen
    April 15, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, in a sworn affidavit made in a detainee’s case:

    “George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times.

    The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration. ”

    Times of London, April, 15, 2010

    Maybe you could update us on the efforts by ‘constitutional scholar’ Obama and Eric Holder to press charges against war criminals in the previous regime? You boasted about the probability of such cases for a year leading up to the 2008 election.

  3. April 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Maybe you could take another look at what the word “boast” means, because you’re misusing it terribly – just about as terribly as the White House has misused the letter of the Constitution for decades.

    Tom, I don’t know you. But I think you need help. I hope you get help. I apologize for making fun of you, if that is any help.

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