VelvetRevolution has another advertisement out proclaiming:
WAR CRIMINALS GET HANGED
Who is willing to hang beside George Bush?
The ad features a picture of Saddam getting noosed. It states:
Saddam Hussein and his henchmen were hanged for committing crimes against humanity – a war crime. George Bush has committed war crimes in Iraq by attacking and destroying that sovereign country and causing the death of hundreds of thousands of children, citizens and soldiers on the basis of lies.
Now Bush and his cronies are preparing for more war crimes, this time against Iran — an unprovoked, aggressive war, as in Iraq, which is called a “crime against peace.” This is the most serious crime of all – the same crime for which Nazi leaders were hanged.
They have drawn up plans to use nuclear weapons against Iranian nuclear power facilities. The Geneva Conventions prohibit the bombing of such “inherently dangerous” targets because the fallout can kill millions of innocents. Moreover, international jurists have ruled that the use of such weapons is a crime against humanity because of the indiscriminate horror, death, destruction and fallout they cause.
Bush has repeatedly stated that all of these criminal options “are on the table,” yet it is much more than that. He has ordered Patriot missile batteries and aircraft carrier groups to the region. He has raided Iranian diplomatic compounds and arrested their diplomats. He has accused Iran of supporting the Iraq insurgency and then stated that he would “seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.”
Bush prepares for nuclear war while he rejects all calls for diplomacy. He refuses to listen to the American people, members of Congress, the Iraq Study Group, his own generals and intelligence officials, or our allies abroad.
In the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy confronted a real and imminent threat, defused it and preserved the peace and the strength of America. Now Bush concocts a false and distant threat, rejects rationality and fans the flames of nuclear war.
Congress Members and Military Generals, if you don’t act to stop Bush’s dangerous and reckless conduct, you will be accomplices to war crimes. History will judge you harshly. You cannot wait. Bush can use any incident as a pretext to attack Iran.
You must follow the Watergate precedent when Republican leaders went to the White House and demanded that Nixon resign. Tell Bush that the jig is up and that he and his cronies must resign immediately or face criminal prosecution. ***********
The ad ran in the Washington City Paper.
A high resolution PDF version of the ad is here (14 megs – slow load time for dial up).