War Criminals

As the United States’ chief perp takes his message to the people of the US tomorrow, he will be speaking with the knowledge that the people of the world hold him accountable for war crimes as specified by the World Tribunal on Iraq that released its findings in Instanbul today.  Among the findings,

‘The
  Bush and Blair administrations blatantly ignored the massive opposition to the
  war expressed by millions of people around the world. They embarked upon one
  of the most unjust, immoral, and cowardly wars in history. The Anglo-American
  occupation of Iraq of the last 27 months has led to the destruction and devastation
  of the Iraqi state and society. Law and order have broken down completely, resulting
  in a pervasive lack of human security; the physical infrastructure is in shambles;
  the health care delivery system is a mess; the education system has ceased to
  function; there is massive environmental and ecological devastation; and, the
  cultural and archeological heritage of the Iraqi people has been desecrated.’

     On the basis of the preceding findings and recalling the Charter of the United
  Nations and other legal documents, the jury has established the following charges
  against the Governments of the US and the UK:

  • Planning, preparing, and waging the supreme crime of a war of aggression
      in contravention of the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg Principles.

     

  • Targeting the civilian population of Iraq and civilian infrastructure

     

  • Using disproportionate force and indiscriminate weapon systems… [and more]
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