Sunday, May 29, 2005

Nowhere To Run

You know it's a pretty sad day for your country when Amnesty International USA has called on the international community to arrest your leaders and investigate their crimes against humanity and the use of torture.
"Amnesty International USA has even taken the extraordinary step of calling on officials in other countries to apprehend Bush and Rumsfeld and other high-ranking members of the Administration who have played a part in the torture scandal...The Geneva Conventions and the torture treaty "place a legally binding obligation on states that have ratified them to exercise universal jurisdiction over persons accused of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions," Amnesty International USA said. "If anyone suspected of involvement in the U.S. torture scandal visits or transits through foreign territories, governments could take legal steps to ensure that such individuals are investigated and charged with applicable crimes."
The Progressive: Stripping Rumsfeld and Bush of Impunity.

In addition to all of this, Congressional Member John Conyers has taken his petition to investigate the Downing Street Memo to the people of this country. A previous letter sent by Conyers and 88 other members of Congress to the white House has gone unanswered. Now he plans on personally delivering a letter with at least 100,000 signatures to President Bush, preferably during a media event so the public will be made aware of it.
Click here to go to the petition.