I ran into these quotes today in my reading and felt like sharing and also opining:
"We must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that they started it. ":U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, U.S. representative to the International Conference on Military Trials, Aug. 12, 1945
"To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, 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": Nuremburg War Tribunal regarding wars of aggression.
SO, I interpret the above quote to mean that Saddam Hussein committed the supreme international crime of initiating a war of aggression when he invaded Kuwait in 1990. He rightly deserved to be tried and found guilty and treated accordingly.
FURTHER, the call to war in Iraq, the invasion and occupation by George W. Bush, in 2003 served to RECOMMIT Hussein's original SUPREME INTERNATIONAL crime by initiating a war of aggression against Hussein's country; a country who, by the by, never acted against the USA and who had been pushed into near obscurity after being defeated for his transgression of a decade before.
So how is it Hussain has paid with his life and G.W. Bush lives a luxurious life of comfort with the best that money can buy? They SHOULD be either both be dead, or both of them be in a cell. Perhaps mates at The Hague or perhaps one of our own black sites, right? I see no problem in my logic here. The PROBLEM is a systemic failure of justice in my own country, WHICH BY THE BY, is the polar opposite of what I've been taught since age 7 about the United States of America.
Gawd~! I HATE BEING LIED TO!!!
And where the Sam's Hell is the " U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, U.S. representative to the International Conference on Military Trials" of MY generation, in this time, in my lifetime??? PAGING! BUEHLER? BUEHLER?!?!
If this seems like a "rehashing" of stuff everyone already knows, yawn, yada, blah, well, GET USED TO IT. Until there is justice for the country and people of Iraq this issue is NOT going away. Not in reality, and not on this blog!
Fucking murderous looser dipshit waste of oxygen and space on this planet. I HATE him and it doesn't get better.