Former Army Lt., Now Candidate: Military Should Get Ready to Arrest Bush and Cheney
Little Billy, are you getting this? Here is yet one more way to stop the illegal, racist war in Iraq. Not all officers have to turn themselves in like Lt. Watada to resist illegal deployment. Some of them could actually arrest Bush and Cheney.
In other words, this is yet another illustration of "by any means necessary."
Vet Candidate For Congress Says Armed Forces Must Get Ready To Arrest The Traitor Bush:
“Resist All Illegal Orders By Bush Or Cheney, And Take The Gentlemen Into Custody If Necessary”
09/21/06 Information Clearing House
Former Army Lieutenant and a candidate for Congress in VT, Dennis Morrisseau of W. Pawlet, today called for the arrest of President Bush and Vice President Cheney by the American military "if necessary" to prevent an unauthorized attack upon the nation of Iran.
"American forces are apparently already active inside Iran, and Naval forces have received orders to deploy to that country," Morrisseau said.
"The President has NO AUTHORITY to attack the nation of Iran whatsoever, in the absence of a full, formal Declaration of War on Iran by the sitting Congress," Morrisseau said.
He said any order for an attack upon Iran or to deploy naval forces to its coastal waters is illegal, and called upon officers of the American military to "First, refuse to obey such an order.
“If the president persists and insists on ordering our forces into combat in or over Iran without a formal Declaration of War, then I call upon you, General Pace, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and upon such other military officers as clearly see their duty in these circumstances to detain both the President and Vice President, until such time as the Congress shall act."
Morrisseau, a Congressional candidate who was court-martialled for opposition to the Vietnam War in 1968, said he has written to General Pace to ask for the intervention of the military.
"In spite of my opposition to the Vietnam War and the court-martial which we ultimately defeated, I was a good soldier who had the respect of my superior officers throughout the ordeal. And they had mine!" Morrisseau said.
"There are many many, very, very decent people in the active duty military. I know this," he said "--- people who love their country and democracy too, and hate war."
Morrisseau wrote that "Iran is no present threat to us or anyone. Their right to enrich uranium under treaties signed by us for the production of nuclear power is clear: and that is all they have so far done.
“An attack upon that nation now by us, acting alone will constitute an illegal war of aggression under international law. It is illegal under our law as well. I urge you to so advise the President," Morrisseau wrote to Pace, "and urge that he take no such actions. In particular, he must not act in the absense of a full, formal, responsible War Declaration by Congress.
“That is the Constitutional requirement."
If he and Cheney persist, Morrisseau wrote, "than the country must rely upon you, Sir, and our armed forces generally, to resist all illegal orders by Bush or Cheney, and take the gentlemen into custody if necessary.”
“Our great nation has suffered a coup. And there is an immediate need for action and for the piercing of illusions. We need to step across old political boundaries and ideas. Who cares about "Democrats" vs. "Republicans"? The leadership of both parties is thoroughly corrupt.”