Ramsey Clark chosen to head commission to investigate Bush crimes

Former United States Attorney General and U.S. Marine Ramsey Clark

Former United States Attorney General and U.S. Marine Ramsey Clark

IndictBushNow.org reports that on April 3, at a meeting of over 150 lawyers, legal scholars and human rights campaigners, Ramsey Clark, founder of Indict Bush Now, was chosen to be the chairperson of an international campaign to investigate war crimes committed by officials from the Bush administration.

Representatives at the meeting held in Beirut, Lebanon, came from all over the world. The campaign will investigate the lies, deceit and manipulation leading up to the Iraq war; the conduct of the war itself against an essentially defenseless country; and the horrors of the continued occupation.

Lawyers and judges in several countries are exploring prosecution.

Ramsey Clark emphasized that it is the imperative responsibility of the American people to relentlessly pursue this investigation, and to seek prosecution and indictment inside of the United States.

The culture of criminal conduct started at the top in the White House itself and seeped far down the chain of command. The White House is responsible for these crimes—from the hideous torture scenes at Abu Ghraib prison to the shockingly grotesque, cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians by U.S. helicopter pilots in Baghdad in 2007, as shown in a video released this week.

The chilling video came to light because two of the killed Iraqis happened to be Reuters journalists, and because of the heroic effort of a whistleblower inside the Pentagon who leaked the video posted by WikiLeaks. The Pentagon undoubtedly has hundreds or thousands of similar videos that are kept under lock and key.

Prosecuting only a few low-level people would be a calculated effort to deflect away from those in high places who are ultimately responsible.

Ramsey Clark made the point that all the war crimes and crimes against humanity flow from the commission of the most supreme crimes which he identified as the Crimes against Peace. This was the finding at the Nuremberg trial, and it is enshrined in the Nuremberg Principles.

This now galvanized international movement will also conduct independent inquiries in several countries to review the conduct of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, Yoo and other Bush-era officials.

We want to thank you and the hundreds of thousands of people who are unflagging in their pursuit of justice and government accountability. People around the world—including right here in the U.S.—are encouraged by these efforts. This is a struggle that will be defining not only for this but for future generations. The outcome will send a message to current and future leaders that criminal conduct will never be tolerated or condoned.

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William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer and former United States Attorney General. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as the 66th United States Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was the defense attorney for Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein.


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37 Responses to "Ramsey Clark chosen to head commission to investigate Bush crimes"

  1. waz  July 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Ramsey in one short search is a apparantly insane and dangerous representative
    for some of the most offensive people and policies in the world.
    Amazing! What a virus to humanity this infidel organzer truly is.

  2. L Rockwodd  May 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Middle of the road. That means saying you are against war crimes and then protecting war criminals from prosecution, ie Clinton, Obama, and the cowards that travel with them.

  3. rkp  May 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I realize that with such lack of intelligence and insight one like you must resort to “asshole” and other rants rather than the facts. But the fact is those people’s country is invaded by a superior force and that superior force is Syria et al. The vast majority of the people fighting as insurgents at least from what I have observed are not “domestic” to Iraq.

    And if a reporter or observer or anyone else puts themselves in harms way to better themselves with a juicier story than the consequences may be very disastrous for that person. It is unfortunate but they made their choices.

    Defending any war is tenuous at best but calling it illegal has become the domain of the empty headed. President Bush AND Congress committed to the war and those in Congress had the where with all to determine the legitimacy of the claims that were being made at the time.

  4. John J Doyle Sr.  April 16, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thanks,Mick!And Tom,No,don`t drink anymore friend!However,I want to know what was so dumb with what I posted?Not overtly pro-zionist!?!?!R msey will do well in this position,due to his knowledge of international law!The que
    tion should be once the criminals areonvicted,will the desposed tyrants(Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Wolfawitz)they go to the gallows as dignified as the President Saddam Hussien did,he went out like a li n,I bet these gang will be scratching and clawing and pissi on themselves!Tom`s aware of this,I`m sure!

  5. Jesse Canaan Greene  April 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    thats quite an overly simplistic meaningless, and nihilistic way to see things jeremiah.. just cuz ya love a treasonous dictator and wish he could get away with genocide doesnt put him or any of his warcrime cronies above the law..

    if you really mean what you claim to mean.. youre blatant disregard and disrespect towards the countless people that have unnecessarily lost there lives due to this criminal fraud is almost greater in size to the lies that caused there death..

  6. John J Doyle Sr.  April 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Mr.Ramsey Clark,should give criminal King George W.Bush as fair of a trial,that martyr master,mujahid,hajj,President Saddam Hussien was given by Bush`s puppets,Shi`iteMusm,Persian/Safawi ass-kissers(ISCI,DAWA,Sadrists,Asaeb Ahl Al-Haqq)sectarian rapists & Drillers we`ve put into power since rounding up,and murdering the heroic,brave,Ba`ath party leadership!It should be of know argument to say,President Saddam Hussien was Iraq as Iraq was President Saddam Hussien to remove/liquidate one the other shall/will fall!Just look at Iraq today,NO semblance of law & order!Our nations forces and allie forces like Iranian Badr Brigades,have killed over 1,500,000 Iraqi people,displaced over 4 million,Sectarian Shi`a death squads are killing off ALL the Sunni Muslim Arab Palestinian population,Arab hero,gatekeeper President Saddam Hussien,let reside in Iraq as 1st class citizens equal to Iraqis!!!Iran has been collaborating with American forces to attain objectives it couldn`t reach during the 1980-1988 war!Revolutionary guards run amok looking for officers,fighter pilots who fought heroiclly in the IRAN/IRAQ war!Killing anyone on the intelligence lists provided!Now we`ve utilized the Sunni Arab militia(Sons of Iraq,Awakening councils)up,there of no More value,the treacherous green zone Shi`a regime ha s the lists with bio-metric,addresses,etc now these poor bastards who left the Iraqi resistance,stopped fighting the invaders/occupiers ,their puppets as well for a meager $300.00 a month are being slaughtered,sometimes to the family member in the house!This was a unnecessary,immoral,illegal,illegitimate,invasion/occupation of a nation that had liberal womens rights,gays didn`t get slaughtered daily,sectarianism wasn`t tolerated!Iraq had the best/free health care in the middle east,education institutions were 1st rate!Unlike sectarian Iran,where you have to be a Shi`ite Muslim to be in government;during President Saddam Hussien era,you could be in government if you were Sunni,Shi`ite Arab,Kurdish,YazidI,Christians,Sabean/Mandeans,etc totally inclusive to ALL diverse Iraqi sects,creeds!!!Alot of Americans forget our history and Iraq`s is similar in how we both fought covert,guerilla type,insurgencies against our colonial masters ours in 1776 theirs 1920 both against the strongest super power at the time{Great Britain}!When I hear Americans calling Iraqis terrorists/insurgents for taking up arms against a foreign invader,it burns my bippy!Our forfathers were resistance/freedom fighters!Getting back to Ramsey Clark he risked his life trying to defend the Iraqi president ,three other defense lawyers were kidnapped and murdered in Sadr City by Muqtada al-Sadr`s commander of the Madhi army Abu Derea,the Shi`ite Abu Musab al-ZaqarwI!He knew they`d start with cases that were close to the Dawa Islamiyya party!Knowing the verdict was already a known farce in the kangaroo court,President Saddam Hussien,may Allah accept his deeds ,would then be handed over to his adversaries(IRAN,AL-Sadr,Al-Hakeem,Al-Malaki,etc which is illegal to do per the Geneva convention,being criminal Donald Rumsfeld,had given him (POW)status!Al maqawama al sharifa!!!

  7. Nelson_2008  April 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Coming from a consummate moron like you, that’s a great compliment.

  8. Nelson_2008  April 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I agree 100%. We don’t need no stinkin’ laws, Constitutions, etc. What we need is consensus among the elitist establishment. Laws are for suckers and sissies.

  9. Nelson_2008  April 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Poor Babe_in_the_woods Bush. A guy can’t even murder a million people in an illegal, immoral war of aggression lased on absurd lies and deceptions anymore without some “biased” do-gooder comin’ along threatening legal action. Sheesh, what’s this world a comin’ to?

  10. Azeddine  April 13, 2010 at 12:16 am

    The proper way to go about this is an international investigative team with free access to classified documents, tapes, info, and it should start with the 9/11 False Flag.

  11. z  April 12, 2010 at 3:54 am

    No shit. I hope those bombs keep their kidneys clean, because they certainly don’t deserve dialysis.

  12. z  April 12, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Yeah, remember all the “the oil will pay for the war so it won’t cost the taxpayers a dime” that was spoken by the Bushies in the runup to the war?

  13. z  April 12, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Why so determined to cover it up? Makes me think you’re guilty of something. Me thinks he doth protest too much.

  14. Julia  April 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    check this out, from a British source:

  15. Oldleatherneck  April 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Mick; There is a thread of truth and insght in your incoherent ramble, but not for the reason you wrote it. I realise it was to insult Tom, and he took it as such, but you need to take more of what created this vision, and pull more of this crap out of your ass. You might be able to eventually put it all together.

  16. Zurie  April 11, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Funny how those who are thoroughly pissed about the money spent on health care (in the future of course) still prop the wars up as admirable, even though they don’t realize we were swindled out of over a TRILLION dollars for what? Oh that’s right defense contracts…

  17. Tom Dillman  April 11, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Watch out Mick, I’ll send my Arab friends after you! 🙂

    Hmm…. Maybe some of the “Boys from Brazil”. 🙂

    naahhhh, nobody would waste time on a brainless idiot. You’re safe.


  18. Paul crater  April 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    So – – i am guessing that if i were to sail over to america with 1 barrel of oil onboard and i am navigating with a telescope pointed towards the US coastline, that at the first sight of a helicopter i should evacuate my family from below decks and jump overboard ? ?
    Maybe the worst collateral damage the US war has generated is the current attitude and apathy that the next generations will need to understand in order that they can learn how to better survive in an American world that is self imploding.
    Remember none of us were born stupid – – some of us just forgot to learn.

  19. Bob Y  April 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Too bad to waste time on this crap. It would be good if something would really happen with what is wrong and what has been hidden. It is not going to put anyone in jail or fined. Like the man said, it is a WITCH HUNT and will do nothing but stir up the American people more. As it is now, the people are so pissed that most don’t seem to care at this point. It has to be done at the polls. The people will have to find the middle of the road and throw the LEFTs and RIGHTs aside. Like I said, you guys are wasting your time on this. What you want ain’t gonna happen. I.M.O. Bob

  20. Mick  April 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm


    Tom I would bet you are the toast of your high school class in Haifa. You probably have 5.0 average with all the extra credit you are putting in.


    The Rise of the Stupids and the Fall of Rome.

    Dog Poet Transmitting…….

    I saw where someone referred to Kayne West as a genius. This sort of half excused him for his public embarrassment of saying that certain musical judges had picked the wrong bimbo to be awarded one of those Cracker Jack prizes in the tits and ass ensemble of modern culture. We know all about ‘cultures’ here at the Petri Dish. We’ve got thousands of glass slides with things growing on them and as much dry ice as you’ll find at any of the major concerts.

    I tried to listen to some Kayne West so that I could catch some of his genius but I was compelled to turn it off before the genius part appeared. I did search engine his lyrics and here’s an example of what I got at random. I scanned a few more but I’ll spare you that. You can find more on your own time.

    I can’t go to the S&MSM without coming across the name, ‘Gosselin’. It’s there every day. Every day, there are details about this train wreck that includes a brace of sextuplets. They were, or are or maybe they will be again, the biggest reality show going. Someone is making this an ‘in your face’ situation. Someone is behind the scenes pumping this excrescence into the collective mind’s water supply.

    Someone made Kayne West famous and I suspect it was not his genius. Someone is searching the landscape high and low for new possibilities, day after day for another bad light to present you, the human race, in. I haven’t seen any network TV in many years. I watched the 2000 election on CNN… then there was another long dry spell on the other side. I don’t think I have to watch any of this to get the sense of what it is. Evidence of the impact of culture on the conditions of life is evident everywhere. There is cause, motivation and intent.

    A decade or so ago, Disney hooked up with Tavistock and MKUltra on a little genetic experiment. They’d seen what happened with The Spice Girls and they wanted to expand on that concept, so the lab techs cooked up some polystyrene Mouseketeers and groomed them for the celebrity chute. Out came a Spears and a Timberlake and an Aguilera too. N’Sync and other permutations followed. There was an interesting contrast between white bread polysaccharides and gangsta-rapping, Hilfiger jacket wearing, expletive artistes.

    In a time of war and plunder, stupidity is a rampaging nation’s greatest asset. If you don’t plan ahead you have to fly by the seat of your pants. This isn’t all that hard either given the location of the brain at the time.

    It seems to me they stuck their toe in the water with that MTV show, Real World. It’s as real as you want it to be baby.

    It is interesting… or it will be interesting to future archaeologists to explore the myriad similarities of the time. No doubt they will come across scientific papers that detailed the isolation of the Agent Stupid gene. Maybe it will turn out that it was a laboratory product that was added afterwards. It doesn’t matter if it was always a part of the human organism or if they created it. What happened …happened.

    In entirely different laboratories they were working on soft drink cultures and they found that aspartame and other chemicals most definitely made you fat. Fat and stupid are a formidable combination. On the social end there appeared the psych workers whose job was to legitimize every excess as another painful road to general acceptance. As the all embracing arms of the modern world were extended to clasp every emerging perversion to her perfumed breast, the fisters and pain freaks; the pedophiles and animal amorists, the pierced and the bound brought forth the new vision of the returning Jesus, morphing into Ashtaroth rising from The Pit.

    In the middle of this unbridled excess there came the Speech Police who monitored every word and phrase for bias against the engines of decadence as rapture. On the one hand, freedom was license. On the other hand, objection was crime, as was accurate definition. Definition of anything was an illegal restriction, unless the definition coincided with the intent of those creating the conditions.

    Madonna became a mystical cabbalist and if one looked closely they could see the flaming Hebrew letters dancing up her inner thighs to what is purported to be The Promised Land. Here the Roman armies had trekked a time or two before. It was the Lincoln Tunnel at rush hour, transmogrified into the gates of St. Peter.

    In the times before the times that awakening crashed down upon the malls and media, hypocrisy became the most celebrated performance of the day. Powerful leaders could wax eloquently about peace, while murdering shepherds and farmers for the fuel that lay beneath their fields and gardens.

    As the job opportunities were erased, the military opened their gates to the ranks and rows of canon fodder, which moved in slipstreams from the unemployment benefits lines to the enlistment lines. The survival and self interest centers of the human herd were amplified and intensified by invisible beams from cell phone towers. The effluvium from pharmaceutical factories was discharged into the water supplies; they had to stone the village in order to save it. Men grew breasts and women turned into hydras. We entered through the rear end into the Land of Myth and Legend.

    They electrified the fantasies of children with tales of super heroes, bound in service to the very forces that created the mayhem in the first place. The state became the First Temple of Unholy Prostitutes that worked for the Mac-Daddy Pimp corporations.

    It did not matter as one new absurdity followed the other. Nothing real remained to compare it against. The unreal had become real. The prophet had been sent packing and humanity itself was just another commodity on the endless rows of shelves that curved away into unimaginable distances. Somewhere, impossibly far ahead, was the checkout counter.

    Somewhere, far, far back in an unremembered past, it had all begun. Was it the result of conditions imposed or was it written into the genetic code? Somehow the abusers always had a great deal more cachet than the saviors. Was it before or after Esau?

    There appears to be no limit to how insane it might become. Whatever it is it will seem normal and woe betide the unaware who question its presence. The impressive and indomitable force of stupid, reigns supreme over the land. Stupid is genius. Stupid is God. Stupid is as stupid does and stupid does what it pleases. Stupid will kill itself before you day after day and then rise from the dead to lead the legions of stupid to the place where stupid rests.

    They have not yet opened the gates of the chittering worlds that wait behind them, in the coliseums where you have been marched, at the behest of Stupid. There is still a semblance of order and the highways of hope are constructed by the hour and woven out of the words of the liars who have led you to this place. The true beauty of Stupid is that it will never occur to Stupid what it cost and what was lost. Perhaps Stupid is indestructible and is the heir to a kingdom that only he can see. Some certain and profound confidence motivates Stupid and only Stupid knows what that is.

    Sometimes you just run out of things to say and… this is one of those times.

  21. Joe Ciolino  April 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Well, they had Philip Zeikolow as head of the Warren–oops, 9/11 Commission. That was fair?

    Look at what a crock THAT circus produced.

    Grow up.

  22. vinnie  April 10, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Let the investigations begin. If war crimes were committed then all should face justice. no matter which parties were involved. facts state that America invaded Iraq, a country that had no W.M.D.S. AND NO YELLOW CAKE URANINUM. Total lies by Bush and Cheney and the rest of the republican administration. ( FALSE STATEMENTS ) TO America and its people and congress to go to war. Billions of Dollars thrown away and all most 4500 Milirary dead and over One Million Iraqs people dead. so the wealthy in big business can get richer. all wars are about big money.forget freedom. Every one pays the price for GREED and selfish people in government and wealthy corportations.dont forget what Dwight Eisenhower said. beware of the Military Industrial complex. GREED makes all men crooks and swindlers.

  23. Tom Dillman  April 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Dumb post, John, dumb. You and Ramsey Snark must go to the same bar together.

    cheers, Tom Houston Vet

  24. David A. White  April 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    The President does not do anything without the approval of the American people and Congress. I don’t think we need to be in Iraq Or Afghanistan,Germany,Italy, South Korea or anywhere else in the world that the American people cannot not enter without a passport. The simple fact is that we, Americans are spoiled and will not stay the course on anything. Remember that the approval ratings, both from the people and congress was above 80% at the start of the war in Irag.

  25. SgtMaj  April 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I heard Ramsay Clark speak while on active duty and I must say he was the worst Att General, in my opinion, this country had. I am sure he would not give any type of fair evaluation as he absolutely hates Bush.

  26. Oldleatherneck  April 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Yep appoint a totally biased and hostile investigator to conduct a fair and ballanced investigation. That’s par for the course. I am sure we will all agree with his ” Honest and thorough findings” He wouldn’t omit any pertinent facts that dissagree with his pre determined conclusions. No he wouldn’t do that. Yep I’m convinced.

  27. Daniel Ellsberg and Mark Russo – The Pentagon Papers.
    Ramsey Clark and the Iraq Situation. History repeats itself.

  28. Larry Fowler  April 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    You’ll have to pry the money out of their (Bush/Cheney) cold, dead hands, Wayne. And, from what I’ve read, the Tonkin incident was propped in the same way. I heard that when I was over there. (70-71) The truth will come out and soon…

  29. Fran Lawrence  April 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm


  30. Fran Lawrence  April 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Best idea I have heard Wayne.

  31. Kipper  April 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    It’s OK percy…. this is just the international investigating council, not the new independent 911 investigation that is developing with-in the US by 911Truth.com, Patriots.com and others.
    The international investigation reported here will justhelp to get the ball rolling and open the eyes of the non-believers.
    Ramsey Clark as you say is CFR and may be complicit, but he also dislikes Bush and may just want to take him down.
    I don’t think that everybody in the CFR is Bilderberg and/or knows how corrupt some of their colleges really are. They just joined to expand their portfolios….Hopefully.
    My only real concern is that Bush/Cheney and the Bilderbergs may cause another 911 type disaster or start another war in hopes to reunite the people in their favor.

  32. Kipper  April 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    There are those that blindly believe the original story of 911 because the military industrial complex ran Main Stream Media is in cahoots with George Bush and associates.
    They may not admit to being wrong, even long after the world proves that Bush/Cheney did it for billions in profit.
    Therefore, It is very important that the MSM are included in the investigation.

  33. wayne  April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I would like all the persons responsible for starting these wars with trumped up evidence, be made to foot the whole bill for rebuilding Iraq and all the G.I.’s shattered lives til eternity. Now about the Gulf of Tonkin incident . . .

  34. percy  April 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Ramsey Clark??? He is CFR and Bildeberg. I can’t believe we are going to allow another damn whitewash by the same players who whitewashed the 9-11 commission who are now saying they believe they don’t have the whole truth YEARS AFTER THEY BOGUSED UP THE RESULTS. God, how stupid are we or I should say “how stupid do they think we are…” Talk about treating us like cattle.

    Screw them, tell them we want someone who is not owned by the bankers and neocons.

  35. Dudley Volcansek  April 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    OMG Jim – Stop whining like a baby; it is so unbecomming of a Marine.

    The journalists were stupid – they knew the risks of walking in the streets in the Red Zone with armed terroist – And they unfortunately paid the price.

    A message to the pilots: Thank you for taking out the enemy and please don’t worry about the idiots that get in the way. You have a job to do.

  36. Jim Starowicz 'Nam '70-'71  April 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Kind of an empty head there son!! The crimes committed, in an Illegal War and Occupation, Afghanistan also as it stopped being about anything to do with 9/11 as soon as the drums were beating towards Iraq, an innocent country and peoples, were in Your Name as well as All of Ours!! So in the continuing ‘Blowback’ you had better not be one of the many who will once again say “why do they hate us?”!!!, and have a damn good explanation for your grankids and greatgrankids, they on the other hand will have only you to blame as to theirs!!!!

  37. booglede  April 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    an effective way of salaging us prestige/credibility if justice gets done.

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