War Vets Occupying National Archives

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Bill Hughes on Sep 23, 2008

On Sept. 23, 2008, five military veterans occupied a 35-foot-high ledge in front of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. At the site, they unfolded a 22X8 foot banner. It read: Defend our Constitution: Arrest Bush and Cheney: War Criminals. The demonstration was sponsored by the Veterans for Peace, a national organization. One of its members, Tarak Kauff, discussed the reasons for the protest action with this presenter. Also talking about the event was Peace Activist, Max Obuszewski. He had traveled over from Baltimore to give his moral support to the protest. For background, and for the latest updates on the National Archives demonstration, please go to: http://www.veteransforpeace.org.

2 thoughts on “War Vets Occupying National Archives

  1. Hi Andrew, thanks for commenting. I agree that the Bush admin needs to be prosecuted for war crimes.

    Cool that you went to Messiah College, I stayed there for 8 days during a retreat in 2000. It has to be one of the most beautiful college campuses I’ve seen. The petunias were everywhere!

  2. Bush is the worst president in American history. Bush facilitated the 9/11 attacks. Subsequently, Bush lied to Congress and the American people relative to the reasons for invading Iraq. Bush purposefully misled Congress and the American people. Then, Bush murdered more than 4,000 United States service members. And Bush wounded more than 30,000 United States service members. In torturing prisoners of war, Bush patently violated the Geneva Convention. Bush unlawfully wiretapped United States citizens. In using “signing statements” to challenge hundreds of laws passed by Congress, Bush violated the Constitution. Bush has ignored global warming. Bush is guilty of criminal negligence relative to the response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush disobeys our democratic values and Constitution. Bush is a disgrace to the United States.

    Indeed, Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA

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