Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice, and Yoo Have All Committed War Crimes Punishable by Death


Anyone who violates the Geneva Convention by engaging in murder, torture, or inhuman treatment is guilty of a crime under U.S. law.

Specifically, the War Crimes Act of 1996, a federal statute set forth at 18 U.S.C. § 2441, makes it a federal crime for any U.S. national, whether military or civilian, to violate the Geneva Convention

The statute applies not only to those who carry out the acts, but also to those who ORDER IT, know about it, or fail to take steps to stop it. The statute applies to everyone, no matter how high and mighty.

Indeed, anyone who is a policy-maker who helps create, promote, or justify policies that violate the Geneva Convention is guilty under 18 U.S.C. § 2441. See this, this, this, and this.

What Does This Mean?

Well, according to the Associated Press, Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, and Rice all approved torture, and Bush knew about and approved what they were doing (see also this).

In addition, in addition to Ashcroft, other high-level Justice Department officials such as John Yoo approved of and justified torture.

All of these people are guilty of war crimes under 18 U.S.C. § 2441.

18 U.S.C. § 2441 has no statute of limitations, which means that a war crimes complaint can be filed at any time. The penalty may be life imprisonment or -- if a single prisoner dies due to torture -- death. Since the U.S. military has admitted that they have tortured some prisoners to death, that means that Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice, and Yoo could all be sentenced to life in prison, or even death.

Additionally, violation of the war crimes act almost certainly constitutes a "high crime or misdemeanor" which would allow impeachment of such officials.

Indeed, many high-level officials in the U.S. and abroad have stated that those who crafted the torture policies are guilty of war crimes. For example, Colin Powell's former chief of staff stated that Dick Cheney might be guilty of war crimes. And Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohammad is calling for an international tribunal to try western leaders for war crimes over the Iraq war

And for those who question whether waterboarding is torture, see this, this, this, and this.

Indeed, waterboarding is not the only form of tortures which has been used by the U.S. recently

Where oh where is the Legal

Where oh where is the Legal Scholars for 9-11 Truth at?

*crickets chirping

that's an interesting question, Mr. Washington

What do your colleagues in the legal community think of 9/11 and options for recourse? (besides Phil Berg, Lynn Pentz, etc.).

Carolyn Betts helped put this together for JusticeFor911.org

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This is a particually good roundup

... because it doesn't mention 9/11. It can reach far more people because there's no "conspiracy theory" involved. This should be sent to lawyers, judges, police, politicians... I'm sure it will be better recieved than anything having to do with 9/11 scepticism.

This is the way to go. Get the bastards for all the other crimes they've commited. In the end it doesn't matter why they're impeached, tried and convicted, does it?


This must be clear, I answer to this question: "In the end it doesn't matter why they're impeached, tried and convicted, does it?"

It matters.

Because getting them for 911 will make a difference to world peace. Terrorism is Resistance.