Benedict Arnold set the standard for treason in America by consorting, plotting and scheming with and lending comfort to England. Rather than face the music, the hangman’s rope, he snuck out of America on a British naval vessel and moved to London.
It is not disputed by serious military historians that Franklin D. Roosevelt knew the Japanese fleet was headed toward Pearl Harbor and purposely delayed having that news sent to the U.S. Naval Base there because he wanted America to enter World War II and he correctly figured a sneak attack on Pearl would bring that off. In substance, FDR, plain and simple, consorted, plotted, schemed and lent comfort to the enemy. In fact, he betrayed his own troops and country. Treason. He should have been hanged.
George W. Bush took America to war in Iraq over fabricated evidence furnished not by American intelligence agencies but by British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Intelligence of weapons of mass destruction America’s own intelligence agencies could not and would not confirm. Intelligence America’s own intelligence agencies doubted was accurate. All of which President Bush knew and went to war in Iraq anyway. Treason. He deserved to be hanged. He still deserves to be hanged. And his Vice President and Secretary of Defense. Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Hanged.
Amazingly, most Republicans still attempt to defend what they clearly know was and is treason. Even more amazingly, quite a few Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, still defend President Bush as well. So the question must be asked: What does it take for an American president to be tired and convicted of and hanged for treason? Would he be tried and convicted and hanged if he admitted on national television that it doesn’t matter that he went to war in Iraq over fabricated evidence because it was in America’s best interest? No, he would not be tried and convicted and hanged if he did that, because he already did it and he’s still alive.
If I were running as an independent party candidate, a candidate who didn’t have a political party’s precious public image to protect, all the while trying to blow enough smoke up the voters’ asses to smozzle them into putting me into the Oval Office, I’d be campaigning on a two-point-immediate-priority platform:
1) Bring our troops home immediately.
2) Try George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for treason.
That’s right. No presidential pardons. Although it wouldn’t surprise me in the least, in the face of such a campaign, if President Bush pardoned Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. In fact, I suppose I’d be rather shocked if he didn’t do it. However, I’m not sure treason is a pardonable offense. I seriously doubt an American president has the legal authority to pardon his own accomplices. And I’m quite sure an American president cannot pardon himself.
Now comes the question: Do I seriously think an American Congress would stand for impeachment and hanging of George W. Bush? No, I don’t think an American Congress would stand for that. Like Hillary Clinton, who stood and cheered President Bush during his State of the Union Address on President’s Day, the American Congress is incapable of admitting its own complicity in President Bush’s treason: Congress gave him the go ahead to send America troops into Iraq, it voted the money he needed to do it, and it still votes the money he needs to keep it going. A war every last member of this Congress knows was fabricated by George Bush and Tony Blair. Treason.
As is every American guilty of treason, who continues to support President Bush and his war. That’s a helluva lot of trials, convictions and hangings, isn’t it? Believe it or not, those trials, convictions and hangings are already underway in a tribunal and correctional facility not of this world. Over those proceedings I have no influence, for I stand before those judges just as every other American does. Just as every human being does. And maybe I would talk some about that, too, if I were running as an independent party candidate for President. Maybe I would. No maybe, though, about saying I would bring the troops home immediately. No maybe about saying I would do all I could to have George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld tried, convicted and hanged for treason. No maybe at all.
Why no maybe? Because when he was still Governor of Texas, George W. Bush prided in saying he was all in favor of law and order, being tough on crime, punishing criminals to the full extent of the law, including execution. And because that was a centerpiece of his presidential platform. That’s why.
Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would have the collateral benefit of stopping the hemorrhage in our national coffers. Who but a complete idiot, or a traitor, would take his country to war and at the same time cut taxes mainly for the rich? George W. Bush, that’s who. And the American Congress that gave it to him. And the American people who gave him an unprecedented popularity, that’s also who. Madness. Sheer madness. And treason.
Osama bin Laden must be a very happy man. A very happy man indeed. He already beat us a lot worse than we got beat in Vietnam, but we just don’t realize it yet. We just don’t realize it yet.
Meanwhile, and to wrap up today’s tirade, is something from a veteran who lives on Key Largo. By telephone, he told me to use his real name by all means:
I was in both the Korean and Viet Nam wars and I never, or did I ever hear another airman ( I was in the Air Force) say or even hint that the war protesters back in the CONUS did not support them. When servicemen/women overseas party at the clubs, we say some really outlandish things, but never that outlandish. The fact is that we thought those who did NOT protest the wars were the ones not thinking of our safety and good will. We prayed that Congress would STOP supporting more insanity.
Bush and his likes have certainly twisted this idea 180 degrees!
How many stupid wars do we have to fight before government get the idea? I only wish that they had to lead the battle charges on the battleground.
USAF 1948 – 1970