Another Day of American
Infamy: Clinton and His Associates Are Now Outlaws
WASHINGTON, May 23 - When NATO's war on Serbia started on Mar. 24, we immediately
called it the New Day of Infamy. Here is the opening paragraph from TiM's Statement issued on Day 1,
even before the first bombs fell on Yugoslavia:
"Mark this day - March 24, 1999! It may be remembered in
history as a new Day of Infamy. Just as was December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed
Pearl Harbor. Except that this time, it is the NATO American-made missiles and pilots that
are delivering hell to Serbia on behalf of the forces of Evil. By the order to launch air
strikes against Serbia, NATO and President Clinton have entered uncharted territory in
To which we can now add:
Mark this day - May 23, 1999 - the 61st day of NATO's war on a sovereign
country - Yugoslavia - which has done us no harm. May 23 may be remembered as another New
Day of Infamy. For, on this Sunday, the U.S. Constitution and the American system of
government and justice also became the trampled victims of a President who had sworn to
The War Powers Act of 1973, a Vietnam War-era legislation, requires the sitting
President to get congressional approval for the "introduction into hostilities"
of the U.S. armed forces for longer than a 60 days.
On Apr. 28, the House rejected Clinton's war on Yugoslavia by a tie 213-213 vote, and
threw out the proposed declaration of war on Yugoslavia by an overwhelming 427-2 vote. On
May 4, our sheepish and squeamish Senate voted not to vote. By a 78-22 vote, the Senators
put aside indefinitely a resolution which would have allowed Clinton to use "all
necessary force" in his undeclared war on Yugoslavia.
Finally, just this past week (May 19), the House Armed Services Committee voted to
prevent Clinton from using any of next year's $289 billion defense budget for his war on
Today is Day 61 of Clinton's undeclared war on
Yugoslavia hostilities. The President has not obtained congressional approval. From this
day forward, this is not only an undeclared war; it is an ILLEGAL war, according to the
U.S. laws and Constitution.
Members of the U.S. armed forces who continue to participate in Clinton's illegal war
should understand that they are now executing UNLAWFUL orders. And that, therefore, they
are Clinton's accessories, not only in his war crimes against Serb and other civilians,
but also in his violations of our federal laws, of our Constitution, and of the will of
the American people, as expressed by Congress.
Which means that the American soldiers participating from this day forward in this
illegal war on Yugoslavia, and not just their Draftdodger-cum-Commander-in-Chief, one day
may face prosecution. Under the U.S., not only international laws. If there is still such
thing as justice and civilized behavior left in our country.
So mark this day, May 23, 1999. By repudiating Congress, and therefore, the will of the
people, Bill Clinton has now also entered uncharted territory in the American history. By
putting themselves above the law, the Presidents and his associates have now become
Will we, the American people, allow ourselves to be ruled by outlaws? Let's drop
Clinton, not bombs!
TiM Ed.: During the last 60 days, we have been blessed with many offers of help from
the decent, God-fearing, patriotic Americans. Now we appeal to those among the TiM readers
who are lawyers or legal scholars to help us draft the articles charging Bill Clinton with
violations of the War Powers Act and the Constitution, and seeking a federal court order
for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Balkans. Thank you.