The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which followed World War II, called the waging of aggressive war "essentially an evil thing...to initiate a war of aggression...is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." - Bruce Broomhall, International Justice and the International Criminal Court, Oxford University Press
If former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich can go to jail for trying to sell a senate seat, surely the Bush criminals should face charges for an illegal war that resulted in the deaths and casualties of thousands and nearly bankrupted our government. - Jamala Rogers in "Selling the Iraq War," St. Louis American, March 6, 2013
March 19, 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Hubris: Selling the Iraq War is a current documentary that describes how senior officials of the Bush-Cheney administration conspired to take the United States into an illegal war of aggression, the mother of all war crimes.
Day after day, interview after interview, these war mongers looked us in the eye and fed the world a deceptive stew of uranium bought by Saddam Hussein from Niger, weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), connections between Saddam and Osama bin Laden, mythical meetings of terrorists and a heap of other falsehoods.
By 2005, it was clear that there were no WMDS yet Bush continued to push forward with the war. President Obama finally declared end of the Iraq War at the end of 2011. To this day, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Condi Rice admit no guilt or remorse about their decision to invade Iraq under false pretenses. So the question remains, why are these war criminals not being tried for treason or hauled before the International Criminal Court?
When we the People are unaware, silent, fearful to speak up and stand up when we see injustice, it is us that will be impacted the most and our democracy weakened. Wrong is wrong, yet we allow selective prosecution of our white-collar criminals.
If former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich can go to jail for trying to sell a senate seat, surely the Bush criminals should face charges for an illegal war that resulted in the deaths and casualties of thousands and nearly bankrupted our government.