Why is it that we have prosecuted and imprisoned some of the soldiers who were guards at Abu Ghraib yet we have not prosecuted the commanders who ordered and condoned the torture? And by commanders I mean Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzalez, Douglas Feith, and George W. Bush. Perhaps there are others who should be prosecuted. For awhile the media was all abuzz with the news that Spain was considering indictments for these people. What happened? Why can't we do something about this outrage?
As far as I'm concerned, anyone involved in fabricating the evidence that led us to war in Iraq, or anyone involved in lying to us about the WMDs in Iraq should also be prosecuted. I never believed that W or Cheney were honorable in any way--and I didn't believe one word that came of of either of their filthy little mouths. But many, many people did believe them. They were in charge, They were "people in authority," so people looked up to them.
Some are arguing that we need to move on as a nation. Okay, then, move on. But move on with Cheney and Bush in jail. In fact, former prosecutor and current author Vincent Bugliosi has written a book arguing that George W. Bush should be prosecuted for murder. That's right, murder.
Here's a list of some of W's other crimes:
Disregarding and dismantling the constitution.
Declaring "mission accomplished" when he knew it wasn't over.
Hiding evidence of all of these actions.
Illegally imprisoning countless people at Guantanamo Bay.