Wednesday, April 09, 2008

In a just world...

This week, there's been a lot of talk about the possibility of Condoleezza Rice joining John McCain as his Vice Presidential candidate. Which is really just a marketing trick -- the Republican media machine floats her name to signal to independents, 'see we're not really a racist party, we even considered putting Condoleezza Rice on the ticket!' Then they will do what they always do, which is to find a conservative white male evangelical to keep the extreme 60% of the party from staying home on election day. It's just like having Chaka Khan sing at the Republican National Convention -- they'll never invite her into their clubs -- but they sure do like having a black woman around for photo ops to reassure independents (and gullible traditional media types who lap it up -- Ohhh Chaka Khan's on stage -- I love her!!!)

In a just world, Barack Obama's response to all this talk about Rice joining McCain's ticket would go something like this:

'Condoleezza Rice is currently free to run for Vice President. But when I'm sworn in as President on January 20, 2009, one of my first orders of business will be to turn Rice, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell, and Feith over to the International Criminal Court. I expect they will get a fair trial and be convicted for war crimes. I imagine that Rice will spend the eight years of my presidency and indeed, the rest of her life moldering in a cold dark prison cell. I suppose Rice and Cheney can play on the same prison softball league -- but that's about as close to the Vice Presidency as she's gonna get.' (editor's note: See, it'd even have that trademark Obama humor in there too!)

What pisses me off about having to write that is Obama doesn't have the balls to do that (neither do 99% of other Democrats so it's not like I'm singling him out). Furthermore, I imagine some readers, including some of my closest friends, are gonna think, 'Oooh, saying Condoleezza Rice is a war criminal is really way out there radical stuff.' Really, it's radical to think that those who break the law should be held accountable? Since when? If you believe in the rule of law, read this article, and tell me some of these mutherf*ckers don't belong in jail.

Update #1: Then there's this (the National Lawyers Guild also believes in the rule of law and believes War Crimes have been committed).

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