Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 10:21:18 -0700

From: "Russell 'Ace' Hoffman" <>
Subject: Barbecue and remembrance

May 28th, 2007

Dear Readers,

Please feel free to forward this citizen's arrest warrant to the White House and add your name to it.

Also, I have included the text from an arrest warrant video sent to me by Jack Dresser, Veterans for Peace.



George Bush, in the name of justice, I arrest you!

May 28th, 2007

Dear Mr. Bush,

In the name of justice, I arrest you.  There is no Department of Justice anymore, thanks to you.  In its place, I arrest you.

In the name of more than 3,000 dead U.S. soldiers, who died in a war that only you wanted, pursuing a cause only you understood even to this day, I arrest you.

These soldiers died in a war fraudulently justified by your misrepresentations to Congress to obtain a Congressional War Powers Resolution, a war of aggression prohibited under international law and by our Constitution.

Tell us what this war is about.  Don't say freedom, you've destroyed that.  Don't say Democracy, you've ruined that, too.  Don't say peace, you've smashed that to smithereens.  And don't say for oil, we don't need to bleed for oil.  In the name of truth, I arrest you.

In the name of the victims of thousands of tons of Depleted Uranium weaponry, many of these victims not yet born, I arrest you.

In the name of honesty about Global Warming and Nuclear Power, I arrest you, and Al Gore, too, who claims to be "from Tennessee and immune to radiation."  The rest of us are NOT immune to it (nor is he, he just professes not to know it).

Iran's PEOPLE (and her leaders) desperately want nuclear weapons because of you.  North Korea's leadership does, too -- who knows what their people want (perhaps they are aware of the dangers of nuclear proliferation, but I doubt it).  The double-standard for nuclear haves and have-nots isn't working; the only standard that WILL ever work is abolition.

You deny the deaths you cause -- perhaps A MILLION IRAQI PEOPLE ALREADY.  And don't say it's much less than that, and don't say you just don't know, but at least they have freedom.  They don't have freedom, and nobody's free in a coffin.  You can't apologize to a dead person.

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES TRUMP POLITICS.  Just type the number "655,000" into "the Google" (as you call it) and see what comes up, Mr. President -- a peer-reviewed epidemiological study conducted by Johns Hopkins University public health scientists, published in the United Kingdom's leading medical journal, Lancet, and sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies.  And, the death RATE has probably increased DRAMATICALLY since that study was published last year (if only due to the "sectarian violence" you caused to flare up).  So, Mr. President, you've probably caused close to a million deaths in Iraq, maybe more, not counting soldiers.  And the dying is getting more frequent, not less.  Over 500 bodies were recovered in Baghdad this month (May 2007) alone, many with clear signs of torture or mutilation.  Our soldiers saved 42 today, but that's a drop in the bucket.  But give those soldiers some medals anyway -- they deserve them.

I arrest you for starting a bloodbath.  I arrest you for destabilizing Iraq despite being carefully and accurately warned what sorts of things would happen, and THEN, to make matters worse, you let our soldiers -- bad seeds under worse command -- violate rules against torture, be callous about civilian deaths, and use overkill as a tool of war,  conveniently renamed "shock and awe," to destroy the minds and hearts of a people.  You even let some forms of torture be institutionalized unilaterally by our forces.  Under whose authority did you do this?  Alberto Gonzales's?  He's no authority!  He's the one that should be arresting you RIGHT NOW!  But he's your friend, so he won't do his sworn duty.  Perhaps he thinks he serves a higher authority than his own word of honor.  God only knows what that might be, but it seems to be you.

Before your father's war, the Iraqi people had no quarrel with, and many even loved, the American people.  Somehow, even through the sanction years, we kept many friends there.  But good luck finding Iraqis who love us now, and would dare to admit it.  I arrest you for making "loving America" an object of ridicule around the world.  The shining star on the hill turned out to be the scattered light of gamma rays, x-rays, alpha-particles, and beta particles.

Let's talk about the future.  I can't arrest you for what you will do in the future, but I can arrest you for those who MUST die in the future because of what you've ALREADY DONE.

Let's see the notes from Dick Cheney's vile energy plan.  It's vile because it's a secretly-arranged bailout for the nuclear industry.  It's the source of the nuclear industry's self-proclaimed "Nuclear Renaissance" and sets the stage for future MELTDOWNS which will kill thousands, perhaps even MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, and continue a grave mistake.

Many of the dead will be children -- perhaps your own, Mr. President, and those of the reporters who fawn over you.  I arrest you for killing the media in America.  Corporate conglomerates ate them for lunch.

I arrest you for not educating yourself about the evil you create.  I arrest you for not understanding that science trumps not only politics, but economics, too.  The dying and the sick will drown the heathy in sorrow, in hard work caring for the ill and suffering, and in debts unpayable, for the cost of medical care IS prohibitive.  I arrest you for that, too, for you have made even basic health care a service for the elite.

The poor are relegated to clinics operating with pennies on the dollar compared to what they need, as you declare "faith-based" community service sufficient.  As our nation's President, YOU have to help the poorest of the poor, and the most abused prisoner (whether a political prisoner of conscience, or a convicted criminal).  Sir, YOUR job is NOT to tell the churches to do YOUR JOB!  That's abdicating responsibility in the first degree.  Blatant and immoral.  I arrest you for that.

The buck, and the blame, stops with you.  I arrest you, Mr. Bush, for failure to do your duty, for damaging this nation's pride and reputation, for lying, cheating, and stealing.  For Haditha and for the rest of the wanton destruction of the cradle of civilization.

And for singing and dancing and having a good time while you should have been Googling the Internet and learning the truth about yourself, for yourself.  I call you Nero and arrest you for that, too.  I also call you a Luddite and hereby serve you papers (electronically) on that, as well.


Ace Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

Text for citizen’s arrest video (from Veterans for Peace):

As former members of the armed services of the United States of America we swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”  Upon discharge from service we did not renounce that oath, which remains our sacred duty.

It has long been apparent to us that our Constitution is under attack and has been deliberately and relentlessly undermined by domestic enemies ­ indeed, by our highest government officials who took and have violated that same oath.

Many Constitutional crimes have been committed by the Bush administration, including warrantless electronic surveillance of American citizens in violation of the 4th Amendment, failure to provide due process rights in violation of the 5th and 6th Amendments, infliction of cruel and unusual punishments in violation of the 8th Amendment, usurpation of powers granted exclusively to Congress in violation of Article I, Section 1, and violation of Article VI, Paragraph 2 which states that all international treaties to which the United States is a signatory are “the Supreme law of the Land.”

The wars prosecuted by the Bush administration in our name with our national resources are violations of all treaties defining the international laws of war since 1928, including the United Nations and Nuremberg charters, which uniformly prohibit wars of aggression. As violations of these international covenants and pledges, they also constitute high crimes against the United States Constitution.

Furthermore, the illegal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and other war crimes including torture and use of internationally prohibited weapons such as depleted uranium, violate the Geneva Conventions of 1949, thereby further violating the Supreme Law of the Land.

Our oath therefore compels us to issue a citizens warrant for the immediate arrest of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, President and Vice-President of the United States.

We call upon President Bush and Vice-President Cheney to immediately surrender themselves to federal law enforcement authorities or to any participating Veterans for Peace chapter which will make a citizens arrest.

The right of citizens arrest is deeply grounded in English common law and constitutionally protected under the 9th Amendment, derived from the natural right of self-defense and defense of others.  A citizens arrest is considered valid when arresting citizens have a reasonable belief that the suspect has committed a felony.  We believe that felonies of great magnitude have been committed, and the evidentiary bases of these are conclusively established in the public record.

We charge these officials with conspiracy to commit genocide against the citizens of another sovereign state, with conspiracy to commit mass murder of American citizens by waging a fraudulently justified war, and other high crimes described on our website,  Our charges include war crimes and crimes against humanity for which we will seek extradition for trial in the international criminal court at the Hague, Netherlands, following trial in the United States for treason and other high crimes against our constitutional government.

The above statement was distributed by: Jack Dresser, Ph.D., Behavioral scientist, Co-founder, Veterans for Peace Chapter 929, Capt., US Army (Chief Psychologist, Madigan Gen. Hosp., Vietnam era), Former columnist, The Springfield News, Political contributor,

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