Progressive Librarians Guild Supports the Petition to the U.N. General Assembly to Try President of the United States George Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

PETITION TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO SET UP AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL TO TRY PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, VICE-PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE, AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES

1. The U.N. General Assembly has the authority to set up such a tribunal by a majority vote as a "subsidiary organ" under U.N. Charter Article 22.

2. The Statute should be modeled upon the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which the United States supported at the U.N. Security Council, so as a matter of law it is unobjectionable.

3. There should be added to the ICTY Statute an additional crime of Crime Against Peace, as defined by the Nuremberg Charter (1945), the Nuremberg Judgment (1946), and the Nuremberg Principles (1950), and as codified by U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956) paragraph 498.

4. The purpose of the ICTU (International Criminal Tribunal against the United States under the Bush regime) would be to investigate and prosecute United States war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Iraq just as the ICTY did for the victims of international crimes committed by Serbia and the Milosevic Regime throughout the Balkans.

5. The establishment of ICTU would provide some small degree of justice to the victims of U.S. war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Peoples of Iraq just as the ICTY has done in the Balkans.

6. Furthermore, the establishment of ICTU by the U.N. General Assembly would serve as a deterrent effect upon U.S. leaders such PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, VICE-PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES and members of Congress as well as top generals that they will be prosecuted for their further infliction of international crimes against Iraq.

7. Without such a deterrent, the U.S. administration along with the U.S. Congress might be emboldened to attack other states such as Iran.

[* As the USA has refused to become a party to the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, this is the only effective legal redress the rest of the world has against US Officials.]

Progressive Librarians Guild Coordinating Committee, February 12, 2007

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Please send a copy to j.russow@shawlink. ca and to the President or Prime Minister of your country [if you think your country might be sympathetic]

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For further information; please contact:
Francis Boyle, Ph.D. (FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC. EDU)
Joan Russow Ph.D., Global Compliance Research Project, (j.russow@shawlink.ca)

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