Argentine Dictator Going To Jail – Is Bush Next?

People v. BushCharlotte Dennett, author of The People V. Bush: One Lawyer’s Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters Along the Way, writes in Huffington Post of at least one dictator that is going to jail. Guess who she wants to be next…

The growing accountability movement got a major shot in the arm recently when it learned that on April 19, an Argentinian judge sentenced the last of Argentina’s dictators, Reynaldo Bignone, age 83, to 25 years in prison. Bignone’s crime: kidnapping and torturing 56 victims in a concentration camp during the reign of terror known as the “dirty war” that gripped Argentina from 1976-1983. This is huge, surpassing the arrest of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in his hospital bed back in 1998. (Pinochet died before justice could be done). The conviction of a former head of state for crimes he committed while in office sends a powerful message to all those suspected war criminals still on the loose, including some of the top leaders of the Bush administration.

George W. Bush, who lied our country into war resulting in the deaths of over 4,000 American troops, heads the list. He, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld also authorized waterboarding of prisoners seized in Afghanistan, violating U.S. and international law against torture in the process…

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  • tonyviner

    The most we should hope for is a President from the distant future to denounce the actions of the dead former President. He would then go on and apologize to all of the descendants of the people whose lives and livelihoods were ruined by his sham resource/oil wars. It is sad, but it seems that history deems this to happen.

  • 5by5

    No statute of limitations on war crimes….

  • 5by5

    No statute of limitations on war crimes….

  • Anonymous

    Bush who?
    Seriously, our national amnesia would never allow for this. Consider how many people now think Reagan was a good President.

  • radiac

    Bush who?
    Seriously, our national amnesia would never allow for this. Consider how many people now think Reagan was a good President.