Iran, Bush, and Velvet


The above ad is from   I snapped this photo of their Republican fashion statement at the antiwar demonstration in DC on January 27.  (Full size photo is available here.)

VelvetRevolution has another advertisement out proclaiming:


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).  


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12 Responses to Iran, Bush, and Velvet

  1. Orville H. Larson February 18, 2007 at 12:39 am #

    Regrettably, all this is true. Bush is controlled by a coterie of neocon fascists and thugs.

    Ideally, I’d like to see him and his henchmen marched off for a session at the International Criminal Court. At the very least, I’d settle for impeachment, conviction, and removal from office.

  2. Tom Blanton February 18, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    I think it would be a huge mistake to hang George Bush. That would only make him a martyr in the eyes of radicalized neocon extremists.

    I’d settle for impeachment, conviction, removal from office, and life imprisonment.

  3. Jim February 18, 2007 at 11:08 pm #

    Bush will be happy to know that his critics are not in favor of capital punishment, at least personally.

    It would be great to see an honest and thorough investigation of what Bush has done in office….

  4. Windy February 19, 2007 at 4:16 pm #

    Impeaching of Bush follwed by conviction and removal from office gives us Cheney as Pres, who is worse than Bush, and if Cheney and the other neo-cons in Bush’s cabinet are impeached, convicted, and removed then we have Pelosi who is no better. This is problem with no happy solution.

  5. Tom Blanton February 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    Windy, I find your post to be very disturbing. It is an argument against holding Bush accountable for his actions. I strongly disagree that the purpose of impeachment is to get better leadership. The purpose is to hold leaders accountable and hopefully deter future leaders from engaging in wars of choice using fraudulent pretexts.

  6. Jim February 19, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    I agree with Tom. Impeachment would be the best public education lesson this country has had in many decades.

    I think Pelosi would not be as bad as Bush or Cheney. At any rate, it would take the Democrats awhile to learn to steal as much as the Republicans are stealing.

  7. Orville H. Larson February 19, 2007 at 10:09 pm #

    Gerald Ford’s pardon of Nixon–one president’s favor to another–was terrible. It sent a message that presidents are ultimately above the law.

    Bush is the most “impeachable” president in a long time. This sonofa—– is in your face with his legal and constitutional violations, as if to say, “Yeah, and what of it?”

    Tom said he’d favor life imprisonment for Bush after the latter’s removal from office. Fine with me!

  8. Jim February 19, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    With or without cable TV?

  9. Tom Blanton February 20, 2007 at 12:20 am #

    NO TV! It would intefere with the webcam and microphone that would be installed in the cell shared by Bush and Cheney so that we could keep an eye on these two over the internet.

    Perhaps, if they behave, entertainment could be provided. I’m thinking that maybe funnymen Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity could be permanent cell guests.

  10. Windy February 20, 2007 at 2:22 am #

    Tho I think impeachment is not the answer, I do think Bush and his minions? puppetmasters? should definitely face some kind of harsh punishment. I like the idea of adjacent cells with webcams and mics, turn about being fair play and all. Too bad we can’t try them without ending up with Pelosi in the presidency.

  11. Andy July 13, 2007 at 2:36 pm #

    Cheney and his puppet Bush are strong supporters of the death penalty. They don’t think criminals can be rehabilitated.

    Let’s just take them at their word. When they are tried and convicted for their crimes against humanity, they should hang.

    Those with the decency to oppose capital punishment, like Tony Blair, should be sentenced to life in prison without parole or outside contact.

  12. PissedOff January 3, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Since both the republicans and democrats have the same goal only different ways of achieving them, the people of this country should revolt against the currenvernment “Of the People, For the People and By the People”….Sound framiliar?