Malloy made his remarks at an anti-war demonstration in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, an event that echoed the Occupy Wall Street protests ongoing in New York City.
From a stage at the plaza, Malloy said: “It has been a decade since the Bush crime family ordered the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. It’s been eight years since the Bush crime family ordered the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Those actions were identified as war crimes 65 years ago by their prosecutors at Nuremburg—trials that resulted in the hanging of ten high-ranking Nazis.”
The war in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al Qaeda started on Oct. 7, 2001, nearly one month after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In a clear reference to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield and former Vice President Dick Cheney, Malloy said: “Those Bush administration officials who ordered the supreme international crime [war of aggression] are now on book tours. Murders, murderers by definition, war criminals all, they're out in the malls of America selling books.”
He continued: “Why have they not been arrested, tried, and convicted? And why has Barack Obama continued these wars?”
Some of the protestors held signs in agreement with Malloy’s criticism of George Bush and President Obama. “World Can’t Wait” protestors, for example, held signs that said “War Crimes Must Be Stopped No Matter Who Does Them.” On the front of the sign was a front mug shot of George Bush and side mug shot of Barack Obama.