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Obama Supporters in DC Want Bush Arrested

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Sunday evening I spoke on a panel in Washington, D.C., about war crimes, and in walked a group of spirited activists led by Laurie Arbeiter wearing "Arrest Bush" sweatshirts and carrying "Arrest Bush" signs, and they were absolutely dumfounded by what they had just experienced.  They'd spent the day at the train station in D.C. and on the streets of D.C. as excited Obama celebrators poured in by the tens of thousands, and they'd been unable to walk a dozen steps without people stopping them to have their photo taken with an "Arrest Bush" sign.

It's worth remembering that Bush is approved by 22 percent of Americans and a smaller percentage of non-Americans.  It's hard to get under 20 percent in any poll in this country.  More people believe in UFOs than approve of Bush.  The media meme that prosecuting Bush would cost Obama political capital has not been proven false, but it is absolutely baseless until someone produces something to base it on.

So we had a little strategy meeting Sunday night and produced hard copies of an already running petition asking Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor.  We got clipboards and pens and identified teams.  As I write this Monday morning we are preparing to gather at Dupont Circle for a rally at 11 a.m. followed by a march to the White House where we will throw shoes at the outgoing war criminal.  On Tuesday we have a permit for the whole sidewalk in front of the FBI Building along the parade, and we'll let you in if you have a sign that says "Arrest Bush."  No other ticket required.  At these and many other events and all over the city in the next two days, we hope to add many thousands of new people to the petition and collect their contact information to integrate them into the movement to get tough on (the biggest) crime.

If you're not in DC, you can sign the petition yourself or print out a PDF to collect signatures in the real world at

 

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 

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Keep it up. Keep going. God Bless! Put these guys ... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:41:25 AM
If We the People believe that we were lied into a ... by Steven G. Erickson on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:48:36 AM
LOOKING AHEAD AND LOOKING FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE ... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:46:57 AM
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I can make a absolute prediction that there w... by Roger Thomas on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:38:52 AM
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I don't know either. I recall a repug was dow... by Dave Kisor on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 8:27:37 PM
Agreed- arrest Bush now.It is unclear whether the ... by James Murtagh on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:35:15 PM
Not counting Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, and... by WML on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 6:44:29 PM
The reason that this is NOT so is because you Amer... by Brett Paatsch on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:44:25 AM
Lots of presidents took the country to war under f... by Cinderfella on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:22:25 AM
Truthfully, I think he needs to be committed. ... by Betsy Ross on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:36:02 PM
... to get a huge disappointment when their new co... by Mr M on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:38:33 PM
Have you heard of Freedom of Speech? Calling for a... by eileen kuch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 5:40:48 PM
You know, like that "free speech" you ta... by Mr M on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:05:40 PM
But each of us is an individual with the capacity ... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:33:26 PM
I have heard that cheney's next money bonanza ... by karmacounselor on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 1:59:45 PM
As an ordinary citizen, I don't know, with any cer... by Nathan Nahm on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 2:10:56 PM
"But even if your claim were true, does it ever oc... by Goblue on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 8:45:19 PM
If Obama represented any meaningful change, he wou... by Matthew Peters on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 2:43:28 PM
In a nut shell.... by William Whitten on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 5:54:54 PM
and so far I've not seen news of Bush pardonin... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 6:00:28 PM
None of us can possibly know at this point what Pr... by Nathan Nahm on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:10:47 PM
If a constitutional scholar turned president doesn... by jersey girl on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:03:59 PM
"Don't you dare blame the people for not ... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:42:49 PM
... that rich ... and Nick, that condescending &qu... by Mr M on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:29:17 PM
Neither fighting violently like an insurgent who h... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:06:28 PM
I read your response to Jersey Girl three times, j... by Michael Cavlan on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:31:21 PM
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If I pitied them I'd think they tell me what I... by Brett Paatsch on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:49:15 AM
You're right about letting our desires be know... by Dennis Kaiser on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:34:19 AM
You are wrong. Our vote is NOT our only weapon. Ge... by DC Rapier on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 4:44:58 AM
Then, I'd say we are doomed.... by Angelo on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:01:11 AM
If a constitutional scholar turned president doesn... by jersey girl on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 9:12:23 PM
Doom isn't a "we" thing, its a solit... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:15:06 PM
Brett..firstly, i have been to the barricades and ... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:21:48 AM
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I wasn't speaking of the "final barricade... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:40:21 PM
I wasn't speaking of the "final barricade... by Brett Paatsch on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:55:12 AM
Of course you don't have a clue about who I am... by jersey girl on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:50:58 AM
"...You should be arming yourself and joining... by Jennifer Hathaway on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:31:02 PM
Love the puppy :)... by jersey girl on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:52:19 AM
You present the clues.... by Brett Paatsch on Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:54:18 AM
Revenge is the stupidest of emotions. It is like ... by Steve Consilvio on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:06:03 PM
This isn't about revenge and payback. This is ... by Nick van Nes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:28:17 PM
Since when is prosecuting those that break the law... by Yes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:10:40 PM
is worse than revenge. Its being an accomplice and... by Brett Paatsch on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:22:20 PM
Did Jesus say to throw stones? You can't ... by Steve Consilvio on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:03:44 PM
What were the Nuremberg trials all about if we wer... by DC Rapier on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:16:08 AM
... this isn't about bush&co, it's abo... by Mr M on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:46:02 PM
Mr. M,What you say seem so obvious.  Unfortun... by Goblue on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11:04:45 PM
Yeah, I know that got you to chuckle. Or Smirk.The... by DC Rapier on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:30:16 AM
actually those of you wanting to bring bush to jus... by Paul Creamer on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:39:47 AM
Boy, have you lost your way. Are you sure you want... by Mr M on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:13:23 AM
Its a crime in all civilized countries including t... by Brett Paatsch on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:46:45 AM
DC, We can insist until we drop-dead of old age, b... by Mr M on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:57:05 AM
Forget about "Prosecuting Bush".... Inve... by Yes on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:54:44 PM
Bush will never be arrested. Not here in this... by Munich on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:30:20 AM
to be omniscient - knowing the future and seeing i... by DC Rapier on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:39:35 AM
When bush & cheny are prosecuted for gitmo, fo... by Paul Creamer on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:47:19 AM
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