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Derek Volkart writes: A fair trial will do

Derek Volkart writes: A fair trial will do

"While it is appropriate to argue for Bush, Cheney and company to be tried as war criminals and prosecuted in full accordance of law, to argue that Bush should then be executed is completely inappropriate. Capital punishment, state-sanctioned murder, is immoral." Derek Volkart was scheduled to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer when he made remarks abut "our current fascist government" and he was re-assigned to Paraguay.

Derek Volkart writes: A fair trial will do

A fair trial will do

While it is appropriate to argue for Bush, Cheney and company to be tried as war criminals and prosecuted in full accordance of law, to argue that Bush should then be executed is completely inappropriate. Capital punishment, state-sanctioned murder, is immoral.

The U.S. is losing the Iraq War simply because Bush chose to engage in a war that would end in guerilla warfare. The U.S. lost the Vietnam War because of the inherent difficulty, and near impossibility, of defeating a guerilla army.

It is accurate to state that Bush has engaged in an unnecessary war and that he is responsible for tens of thousands of dead and injured soldiers and civilians. Bush has turned the record surplus he inherited into a record deficit while wasting taxpayer money that could be used to support Jackson County services.

Bush and his cronies have grown very wealthy from the corporate support he has levied in office while the poor and middle class have suffered.

He has also waged a war on the environment by altering laws that protect clean air and water and public forests.

A fair trial and rehabilitation for any Bush conviction will do. — Derek Volkart, Ashland

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