Ending the war

The Long War for oil in the Greater Middle East – from Palestine to Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Horn of Africa – has produced some heroes: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and their associates.

But we won’t have won until Obama, Clinton, Gates et al. are in cells in The Hague, awaiting trial before an international court, like Milošević. Those out of office, from the Bush and Clinton administrations – and before – by rights should accompany them.

The Nuremberg trials however came only after the collapse of the aggressors’ armies. We can push for that by pointing out the illegality of the use of troops without a declaration of war, and by demanding that our representatives stop voting money for it (as, I’m delighted to say, my Congressional representative – a Republican, Rep. Timothy Johnson – has done, here in Illinois’ 15th CD).

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