Bush’s Top Counter-Terrorism Official: Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld could be Tried at the Hague for War Crimes Committed in Iraq
Bush’s top counter-terrorism official for his first year as president – Richard Clarke – tells Democracy Now that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed war crimes in Iraq … and that they can be tried at the Hague:
(Clarke retired in protest at the start of the Iraq war.)
Clarke is right:
- Top Bush administration officials clearly committed war crimes in Iraq
- War crimes generally have no statute of limitations under international law
- Indeed, it is not too late to charge Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld for war crimes even under American law
And – as odd as it may sound – it’s not too late to impeach Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld … even though they are no longer in office.
Of course, Obama is also committing war crimes. For example, the Obama administration has ordered numerous indiscriminate drone strikes … which are war crimes (more here and here). And torture is also apparently continuing under Obama. See this and this.
And Obama should also be impeached.