Confronting War Criminals

More civil disobedience against war criminal John Yoo at a speech at Johns Hopkins. These criminals must be confronted - peacefully, civilly but insistently - on their crimes anywhere they are given any credibility as anything but torturers and violators of core human rights. This protest is silent. It in no way prevents his free speech. How can silence do such a thing? Everywhere he goes. Everywhere he speaks. Stand up and confront him with his crimes.

Non violence and silence is the best strategy. But it is very important that these individuals are not allowed to be re-established as individuals who are not clearly subject to future prosecution. I don't mean those who simply argue for torture. I mean those who helped devise, defend and implement it in office. That includes Thiessen, Yoo, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bybee, Bradbury, Addington, Tenet and the rest of those around the vice-president who remain subject to prosecution for war crimes.

That the Washington Post has hired one of them for its op-ed page - after its editorial page described Thiessen's boss as the "vice-president for torture - is beyond my comprehension.

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