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Tony Blair walks away laughing from Iraq inquiry says mother of dead UK soldier | Stop the War Coalition

Petitioning parliament: Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon was killed in Iraq in 2004, and Reg Keys, whose son Tom was killed in Iraq in 2003.

After intense negotiations, Sir John Chilcot, who has been leading the inquiry since 2009, has agreed with the Cabinet Office that the gist of the conversation can be made public, but direct quotations from the notes will be kept to "a minimum necessary for the inquiry to articulate its conclusions." He has also agreed that use of material from the letters "should not reflect President Bush's views."

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‘Let Us Not Be Deceived’: Cornel West Names Obama as ‘War Criminal’ | Common Dreams

Philosophy professor, social critic and activist Cornel West says that like Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, there is no way to avoid the conclusion that President Obama—due to his execution of foreign wars and direction of clandestine military operations overseas resulting in the direct and foreseeable death of innocent people—should be called out for what he is: a ‘war ...

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Obama’s justice department grants final immunity to Bush’s CIA torturers | Glenn Greenwald, guardian.co.uk

The Obama administration’s aggressive, full-scale whitewashing of the “war on terror” crimes committed by Bush officials is now complete. Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the closing without charges of the only two cases under investigation relating to the US torture program: one that resulted in the 2002 death of an Afghan detainee at a secret CIA prison near Kabul, ...

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The White House’s blemished record of disclosure on torture | Alexander Abdo, guardian.co.uk

Tuesday 26 June is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which commemorates the anniversary of the day, 25 years ago, that the Convention Against Torture became a binding legal obligation for the countries that signed it. On this day, the president typically issues a statement reaffirming America’s commitment to the Convention Against Torture. Until recently, these statements generally ...

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Un-Cheating Justice: Two Years Left to Prosecute Bush | Truthout

Elizabeth Holtzman knows something about struggles for justice in the U.S. government. She was a member of Congress and of the House Judiciary Committee that voted for articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1973. She proposed the bill that in 1973 required that “state secrets” claims be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. She co-authored the special prosecutor law ...

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Bush, Blair Guilty in Malaysia ‘War Crimes Trial’ | RSN

Former US president George W. Bush and British ex-prime minister Tony Blair were Tuesday found guilty at a mock tribunal in Malaysia for committing “crimes against peace” during the Iraq war. The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad – a fierce critic of the Iraq war – found the former leaders ...

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Amnesty Calls on Canada to Arrest Bush | Agence France-Presse via Common Dreams

OTTAWA – Amnesty International called on Canadian authorities Wednesday to arrest and prosecute George W. Bush, saying the former US president authorised “torture” when he directed the US-led war on terror. Bush is expected to attend an economic summit in Surrey in Canada’s westernmost British Columbia province on October 20. For more on this story, visit: Amnesty Calls on Canada ...

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Tomgram: David Bromwich, George W. Obama? | TomDispatch

Those first acts of that first shining full day in the Oval Office are now so forgotten, but on January 21, 2009, among other things, Barack Obama promised to return America to “the high moral ground,” and then signed a straightforward executive order “requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.” It was an open-and-shut case, ...

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