GOP: Asserting Rule of Law, Oath Embarassment to Executive
Put this on your list of frivolous excuses why Members of Congress were complicit with war crimes:
"My party did not want to do anything to embarrass the administration." Ref
-- Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.)
GOP Expects Defections as House Debates Iraq Resolution
By Lyndsey Layton and Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, February 12, 2007; Page A05
The quote shows despite the oath of office, Members of Congress put loyalty to the President above their Geneva obligations to end war crimes.
The quote is a fatal admission, showing Members of Congress:
1. Malfeasance: Did not do what they should have done;
2. Made a decision not to assert power for non-credible reasons;
3. Oath of Office: Knew, or should have known, the failure to assert power would have resulted in illegal activity, which they had the power to stop but refused.
It is not acceptable when Members of Congress claim that malfeasance and assent to war crimes is permissible; or that the required duty to end war crimes is an embarrassment.
The issue is not one of embarrassment, but of criminal law which may be adjudicated with the death penalty.
You can't be embarrassed if you're dead.