Thursday, 3 April 2008

Pentagon Papers Leaker calls Iraq Invasion 'Supreme War Crime'

The man who leaked secret documents about the US war in Vietnam has a name for the invasion of Iraq.

"Supreme war crime."

He also has appellations for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: "domestic enemies of the Constitution" and "war criminals."
Later, he assailed those who've ruled out impeaching Bush and Cheney. Both Democratic leaders in Congress -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have said they won't consider impeaching Bush.

“To rule impeachment off the table is very much like ruling the constitution off the table,” Ellsberg said.

He also asserted that the Administration's use of torture was illegal under international law -- “not just waterboarding, but the whole slew of inhumane procedures that has gone on for seven years now.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 3rd, 2008.]

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