Surely amid the 207,000 square feet on 25 acres nestled into the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, the George W. Bush Presidential Library could find room for what would certainly be its most popular attraction. That would be a mock trial courtroom where actors could perform a war crimes trial for President Bush and his criminal war cabinet of Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld.
Maybe we could even recruit the cast of the Oliver Stone movie "W" including Josh Brolin as Bush and Richard Dreyfuss as Cheney. The trial would include endless tape of this nefarious foursome spouting lie after lie after lie, including Rice croaking, "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud", and Cheney saying over and over that it is certain, "if you will", that Saddam Hussein is re-constituting his nuclear weapons program. We could even hire a couple of Brits to re-enact British M16 intelligence officials admitting that "Bush wanted to remove Saddam Hussein through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD... but the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." Another witness could be former diplomat Joe Wilson, testifying how Vice President Cheney and his henchman Scooter Libby outed his CIA wife Valarie Plame to discredit Wilson's demolishment of the Nigerian yellow cake fantasy that allegedly tied Iraq to WMD.
Who knows? Maybe a mock war crimes trial might actually spur enough moral outrage over the 4,488 dead GI's and hundreds of thousands wounded, injured or mentally broken; as well as the millions of Iraqis who lives were either ended or ruined by Bush's madness, to demand a real war crimes trial for them and their other co-conspirators. If that justice is eventually meted out, the quarter billion dollar cost of this massive exercise in Presidential Library excess will be worth it.
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