Let's at least try to clean away SOME of the stains on the nation's image
What should be shocking for everyone in the world is the homicidal official policy calmly expressed on 60 Minutes by a air-strike controller:
"If you're gonna kill up to 29 people in a strike ... that's not a problem."
Back in March, Rep. John Conyers, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, said he will pursue legal action against Bush after the November elections. Earlier, on UTube, January 29th, Conyers told interviewer Rob Kall, "Its not off the table."
Since November 5th on we have been hoping to see Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler re-vamp up their efforts to impeach Bush and Cheney.
Now that Barak Obama is safely through the elections, those who still say no to impeachment have the continuing daily air-strike murder of Afghani innocents on their conscience. They no longer have the political expediency excuse of getting Obama elected first - before stopping the murders. Impeach for war crimes now to stop the slaughter of children.
In spite of the fact that no Afghanis were among the 9/11 Saudi Arabian suicide attackers, the butchery from the air has gone on and on mercilessly. If fact, for years, one only rarely hears mention of al Qaeda, rather, we hear mostly of U.S. war with the Taliban, the former government of Afghanistan, with which our Afghan government wishes to negotiate peace and offer an all-around thirty-five year back amnesty for fighters of all sides to get all foreign forces out of Afghanistan.
A proper exhortation:
President-elect Obama! Tell Bush to Stop Deadly Air Strikes Murdering Children!
During the Aug 31, 2008, CBS 60 Minutes show about bombing civilians In Afghanistan, a head of operations in a computer screened control room directing air attacks in both Afghanistan and Iraq uses incoming coordinates explains that his command center has clearance to sacrifice up to thirty civilians in a strike targeting insurgents, or a single insurgent leader - if more than thirty is under consideration, the President's or Vice- President's go ahead is required!
“"There's this macabre kind of calculus that the military goes through on every air strike, where they try to figure out how many dead civilians is dead bad guy worth,’ says Marc Garlasco, who knows the calculus of civilian casualties as well as anyone.Neither were any 9/11 attackers from Iraq, Somalia nor Pakistan, yet their children, as well as Afghani children, have paid with their lives as 'insurgencies' fight a violent U.S. foreign policy of occupations within their countries
At the Pentagon, Garlasco was chief of high value targeting at the start of the Iraq war. He told 60 Minutes how many civilians he was allowed to kill around each high-value target -- targets like Saddam Hussein and his leadership.
"Our number was 30. So, for example, Saddam Hussein. If you're gonna kill up to 29 people in a strike against Saddam Hussein, that's not a problem," Garlasco explains. "But once you hit that number 30, we actually had to go to either President Bush, or Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld."
Garlasco says, before the invasion of Iraq, he recommended 50 air strikes aimed at high-value targets -- Iraqi officials.
But he says none of the targets on the list were actually killed. Instead, he says, "a couple of hundred civilians at least" were killed."