‘Arrest Bush 2009’ plans Inauguration Day protest

RAWSTORY — A group calling itself “Arrest Bush 2009” has announced its intention to hold a “Yes We Can Arrest Bush” event in front of the FBI Building in Washington, DC during the Inaugural Parade.

However, coordinator Jose Rodriguez insists, “It’s not a protest; it’s a celebratory event.”

Arrest Bush 2009, which is sponsored by the Washington Peace Center, After Downing Street, and Shoes For Bush, is demanding that Bush be arrested for war crimes and for lying to the American people.

Calls for Bush’s arrest began last March, when two Vermont towns approved a measure “that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for ‘crimes against our Constitution.'” In September, a large “Arrest Bush/Cheney” banner was hung on a ledge at the National Archives by members of Veterans for Peace.

According to the press release from Arrest Bush 2009, “We call for the arrest of George W. Bush for instigating war against a sovereign nation that posed no threat, wanton attacks on civilian populations, use of torture, and violations of the U.N. Charter. We call for the arrest of George W. Bush for lying to Congress and the American people about the reasons for invading Iraq, for the deaths of US service members and Iraqi civilians, and for the abuse of the United States Constitution.”

Shoes for Bush also plans a separate “shoe hurling action” on January 19 to protest what they anticipate will be Bush’s “unprecedented pardoning of crimes he authorized.” Veterans are encouraged to bring their combat boots to hurl.

During Bush’s second inauguration in January 2005, an estimated 10,000 antiwar protesters showed up in Washington, and there were protests in other cities as well. However, it is not clear how much attention anti-Bush protests will garner on a day when most Americans may simply be glad to see him leaving town.

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  1. Brilliant contribution to the national discourse John Smith. With intellectual heavyweights like you onboard, it is easy to see how the NeoCon, conservative movement has fared so well electorally over the last 2 years.

    Keep it up! I am sure there is a place for you as a speechwriter for Sarah Palin or ghostwriter for Rush Limbaugh on the horizon!

    Happy Inauguration Day!!!

  2. Fuck you all, assholes. Ears from the fish to you, and not president Bush. You’ll will be able to bite your elbows, before you’ll get George Bush or VP Cheney. What a bunch of morons.

  3. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. all got what they wanted! Now it’s time for us Americans to get what we want:impeachment and justice against these criminals!

  4. This is the kicker though! Congress had the b*llzzzzz to impeach then President Mr. Clinton for getting a bl*w job from a unattractive intern 😉 and then leaving him no choice (being embarrassed as it was) to deny it in front of a grand jury (laughable at best), so why were so concerned about a man’s extra martial affairs aside from his competency to effectively run our country still makes me pause and scratch my head and ass at the same time! President Clinton left approx a billion dollars in surplus money in America’s coffer! Where is that money now?

    Wasted on frivolous claims that we needed to invade a country that could never reach us by air (no pun intended, 911 was very real and tragic), but from a military and air superiority perspective that was no threat to the US. I’ve never seen a camel fly! Have You?

    So calling Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney to the front is indeed necessary in my opinion, as a US citizen I would like to know were the accountability was? No lies just the truth… please. We are broke now because of it all ;-(



  5. Brattleboro Vermont arrest of “Bush/Cheney” is what iv’e been waiting for,now I must expect
    this arrest.
    Yes! Bush isnt different from any other “corrupted” elected official who is,,,,,accountable,
    Now gather Bush/Cheney dead carcass ranch administration and impeach!

  6. Interesting-intrigue: A. “Queen’s Agent/Knight Sir Alan Greenspan Defies Congress.” B. Civil War naval battle: “Dual Between the Alabama and the Kearsarge.” ($15,500,000 in gold by World Court Penalty against Britain still not paid). Consider value of the fine at today’s value of gold Plus interest.
    Joe Spenner

  7. Sir George Bush, is the royal title given him “…for service rendered the Queen.” That is treason! (Source). “Knigthhood. Swearing the Oath.” “No man can serve two masters.” That oath conflicts with his oath of loyalty to the United State of America.
    Also explains too frequent ‘unrecorded’ conferences with British officals. And one other critcal item from internet: THE BANKER’S MANIFEST. Very important!
    Joe Spenner

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