Prison for Bush, not Praise

By Cindy Sheehan on March 7, 2017

2007, Cindy Sheehan marching on the Pentagon protesting the war in Iraq, holding memory of her son Casey who was killed there in 2004. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Joy Behar of The View “The thing about this, is that Donald has now done something I thought he would never do. I like — I like the fact that George Bush — I like George Bush now, is what I’m trying to say. I’m having trouble saying it.”

The war criminal George Bush has been out on a media tour promoting his book of portraits with the subjects being US troops that his implementation of the war machine’s policies during his regime wounded.

First of all, some are calling this book some kind of an “atonement.” I disagree, the word “atonement” implies that there is some kind of regret for a person’s deeds. I have never heard George Bush express any kind of regret for the disastrous invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq that violently continue to today. The fact that any of the troops agreed to have him paint their portrait only gives George additional validation that what he did was for “freedom and democracy.”

I know this because I see commercials for such organizations as the Wounded Warrior Project (criticized for the fact that very little of the donations actually get to wounded warriors), where the permanently defaced and scarred veterans who have lost: “family, jobs, limbs, and their former lives” all say, “I would do it again.” Sigh, there has been so much exposed about the lies and marketing that led the US to these unjust and criminal wars that I wonder “why” would anybody do that “again?” It was bad enough that they did it the first time.

That leads to all the people that cannot have an opinion about the criminality of these wars: the dead. Like my son and thousands of other US troops; or the over one million Iraq and Afghan civilians that are dead—or the babies being born right up until today with gross deformities; or all the children being diagnosed with leukemia and other cancers. If George really wanted to atone, he would go and set up a studio in Fallujah and paint the people of Iraq who are still paying for his sins. I would contribute to a Kick starter campaign for that. Or, he can go do a book event in Kandahar–see how many come out to heap praise on him, there.

Stand by Your War Criminal

The most bizarre aspect of George’s “rehabilitation” tour is the liberal Dem-bots who are now saying that he isn’t such a bad guy because he has been mildly criticizing Donald Trump. The enemy of your enemy isn’t always your friend, and is STILL a war criminal who is roaming free and earning money and praise from partisan hacks.

I hate (not really, I love) to burst your bubbles: George Bush is only out rehabilitating his name to make the Bush brand acceptable to pave the way for his brother Jeb. In 2015, Donald Trump used the scandal of George’s regime to knock Jeb out of the primaries. George Bush is not a budding liberal, he is just following in the footsteps of his crime-family which has been harming this country and the world for generations.

The Bush regime, along with the Obama regime (and Clinton, to boot) should be on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity for all the wars and oppression in this country. Liberals who defend (and didn’t oppose) Obama and now are praising Bush are part of the reason Trump is in office. Trump is just the current manifestation of imperialism and capitalism that has ruled in this country since day one, not an aberration.

George Bush is nothing but a thug in an expensive suit that got all the advantages that capitalism has to offer and turned into a mass murderer; a serial killer of nations: To see his image being softened up is not only personally hurtful to me, it says nothing good about the USA. Nuremberg was made for people like Bush and Dick Cheney, yet Bush is kicking up his heels with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres when he should be rotting in a prison cell.

Source: Cindy Sheehan Soapbox