Monday, April 21st:
Vice President "Dick" Cheney appeared at a
Republican fundraising luncheon on Park Avenue
With the direct involvement of Bush and Cheney in directing torture now documented,
With the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on their hands,
We must protest
this war criminal!
Upper East Side, April 21st:
About 50 people came together on Monday in front of building where Vice President “Dick” Cheney was coming to a fundraiser for Republican Congressman Vito Fossella.
Joining WCW activists and friends, Code Pink, and the Raging Grannies, was a group came from Staten Island, including a number dressed as “Filthy Rich for Fossella”. Steve Harrison, a candidate running against Fossella also came.
Chants called out Cheney’s recently documented role in torture of detainees, his key role in the launching of the war in Iraq.
(from the flyer calling for action:)
After five years of an illegal U.S. occupation of Iraq that has taken the lives of estimated one million Iraqis and 4,000 U.S. soldiers, the U.S. has stepped up the fighting in Iraq (with McCain pledging to "stay in Iraq for 100 years" if necessary), anad Bush & Cheney escalating threats of expanding the war to attacking Iran. The Democratic-controlled Congress again authorizes spending billions for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Recent reports document the role of Bush and Cheney in carrying out torture in violation of U.S. and international law, – blatantly impeachable acts – yet Congressional leaders declare "impeachment is off the table".
The stage is being set for the course begun by Bush to continue, even if a Democrat becomes president. Neither Clinton nor Obama promise to repeal of the Military Commissions Act, the Patriot Act,or the domestic spying program. Neither call for dismantling the U.S. military bases newly strung across the Middle East and Africa. Dig into the specifics behind the vague "anti-war" statements of both candidates and one finds a debate over who can best "responsibly" project U.S. military strength in the region, not pledges to immediately and unconditionally end these criminal wars.It’s up to us. This nightmare will continue until people in this country take independent and determined political action to repudiate and reverse the whole program begun by the Bush regime.
We must aim at nothing less than bringing all these towering crimes to a halt now.
The criminals responsible should be impeached and DRIVEN from office.