Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ibbitson & the Wild-Eyed by Louis Evan Palmer

The sad decline of John Ibbitson continues unabated as his stay in the United States seems to have dulled his sense of right and wrong while sharpening his desire to poke virtual sticks into the eyes of his perceived enemies.

In his April 20, 2009 article titled "Clinton, Bush booked for joint Toronto appearance", he betrays any sense of impartiality or clear-headedness when he states ".. and the wild-eyed are still trying to get Mr. Bush and his vice-president, Dick Cheney, tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity for their handling of the war on terror."

So that there is no doubt, "wild-eyed" is as good as saying "crazy" or "nuts". Yet, there are very many who must belong to Ibbitson's cadre of the deranged. For starters, the FBI, a former high profile Washington chief of staff, and a well-respected Law professor.

There was such an abundance of evidence of criminality that the FBI opened a war crimes file against Bush & Cheney after witnessing the goings-on at Guantánamo Bay.

Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005 asserted that there were grounds for prosecution.

And Law Professor Jonathan Turley stated "It's the indictment of all of us if we walk away from a clear war crime."

Serious mock trials were held in several places.

One was held at “Camp Democracy,” on Washington's National Mall. On Sept. 13, 2006, Ann Wright, an ex-U.S. diplomat, read the “mock” verdicts. She was also one of the five jurists who heard the evidence compiled by the Bush Crimes Commission.“Guilty” verdicts were returned. As they were in a large mock trial run in Europe.

Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who sought to prosecute Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, has also called for US President George W. Bush and his confederates to be tried for war crimes over Iraq.

Bush & Company may also get tried for other crimes like illegal wire-tapping in the US itself and illegal killings (i.e. assassinations) at home and abroad.

While we're at it, maybe all the wild-eyed people can petition for Ibbitson not to return to Canada. That's something George would do.

Ibbitson & the Wild-Eyed, Louis Evan Palmer, The Way It Can Be,
Copyright 2009 Louis Evan Palmer lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications.


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