During the days of the Bush administration, I could be found at various protests wearing my Bush mask, a Guantanamo Bay orange colored jumpsuit, fake handcuffs, and a sign that read “War Criminal” on one side and “Impeach Me” on the other. My goal was to focus the public’s attention on the serious allegations being brought against then President George W. Bush and his cohorts. When I got someone’s attention I always tried to be clear about my goal of wanting to see Bush, Cheney, Rice, et al., investigated to the fullest extent of the law and, if found guilty, dealt with appropriately.
During that time I monitored what other folks were saying regarding the matter. Sadly, even though many would talk about the allegations held against Bush and his buddies, they would hardly ever say anything about taking them to court and almost 100 percent of the time concluded with they’ll never be held accountable.
Well, I think we all know what happened—absolutely nothing. That is, Bush, Cheney, et al. walked out of the White House as free as they came in. Why? My guess is that although there existed (and continues to exist) evidence to, at the very least, get them into a court of law, it was all the negative chatter that helped suppress what could have been a huge public outcry if only we had had a unified voice calling for justice.