FORMER COUNTERTERORRISM OFFICIAL Richard Clarke told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! [that] he believes [that] President George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes for launching the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Clarke served as national coordinator for security and counterterrorism during Bush’s first year in office. He resigned in 2003 following the Iraq invasion and later made headlines by accusing Bush officials of ignoring pre-9/11 warnings about an imminent attack by al-Qaeda.
“I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes. Whether that would be productive or not, I think, is a discussion we could all have. But we have established procedures now with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where people who take actions as serving presidents or prime ministers of countries have been indicted and have been tried.
So the precedent is there to do that sort of thing. And I think we need to ask ourselves whether or not it would be useful to do that in the case of members of the Bush administration. It’s clear that things that the Bush administration did—in my mind, at least—were war crimes.”
Yeah yeah yeah! It’s “just” one man’s opinion. But that man’s opinion on this particular topic carries more weight than that of all the pundits and talk-show hosts in the country combined! Certainly some of the mainstream media should have found this worthy of a little front page exposure …
FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page is a painting of Mr Bush as an ape watching the destruction he has caused. Unfortunately, I could not find the artist’s name to give credit.