DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Four peace activists were arrested on Friday as they attempted to make a "citizens arrest" of Karl Rove, who was one of President George W. Bush's top aides before leaving the administration last year.
"It should be Karl Rove in that van. War Criminal!" one of a dozen protestors shouted as the four were put into a police van outside a Des Moines country club where Rove spoke at a private state Republican party fundraiser.
Chet Guinn, a retired Methodist Minister, was among those led away.
"To be silent when major crimes are being committed against all humanity makes us accomplices," Gwinn told reporters just before his prearranged arrest, which took place when protestors stepped past a gate.
Such is the life of current and former Bush loyalists responsible for so much damage to our country and the world. Auckland police are warning a students group against their $5000 offer to anyone who can carry out a citizens arrest on Condoleeza Rice and who can forget Donald Rumsfeld's close call in France last October when he abruptly fled to Germany after learning he could be detained by French officials and forced to stand trial on charges he approved torture.