Sunday, January 09, 2005

Bush is a War Criminal: It's the Law

Singularity in the right, hath ruined many: happy those who are convinced of the general Opinion. --Poor Richard

Mandel: Forgive me, but so far in this discussion I think we've left out the most important issue, legally and morally, which is who started this war in the first place. The invasion of Iraq was a "crime against peace," the number 1 count in the Nuremberg Charter's indictment of the Nazi war criminals: 'planning, preparation, initiation [and] waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties'--international treaties just like the Charter of the United Nations. It's what the Nuremberg Tribunal called "the supreme international crime." The President was made aware of this by a great number of international lawyers around the world before the invasion...Bush and his administration and the US commanders involved are all guilty of this supreme crime. Since the war was unlawful, the many thousands of deaths predictably resulting from it are also crimes, murder in fact, for which Bush and his officials and commanders are guilty in flagrante.

Continued in the link below:

Torture and International Human Rights