For seldom can there have been such an extraordinary concentration of criminals in one place to celebrate the achievements of one of their number! George W Bush was joined by his father and President Obama. Also in attendance were Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Tony Blair, Jose Maria Aznar, Silvio Berlusconi (corrupt many times over), Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton.
I caught only a glimpse of the proceedings on the news, and hoped that someone would attempt a citizen’s arrest, although they would have been spoilt for a choice of targets. I even momentarily considered calling the C.I.A. to tip them off before remembering that they are themselves complicit in the crimes of these men and women: inciting violence; waging aggressive war; authorizing torture; commissioning murders; enabling abductions, disappearances, and extraordinary rendition; lying to the public; misrepresenting intelligence; holding international law in contempt; and eroding the rights of our citizens.
In embracing a “war on terror”, these individuals and institutions have embraced horrific methods of terror and barbarism in the name of the public. We, as voters and citizens, should be ashamed for tacitly condoning their actions and allowing them to bask in the sun instead of holding them accountable for their actions.