By Michael Haas
Eminent jurists, expert felony firms, and human rights screens during this kingdom and worldwide have declared that President George W. Bush will be prosecuted as a warfare felony while he leaves workplace for his overt and systematic violations of such foreign legislation because the Geneva and Hague Conventions and such US legislations because the struggle Crimes Act, the Anti-Torture Act, and federal attack legislation. George W. Bush, struggle Criminal? identifies and files 269 particular battle crimes lower than US and foreign legislations for which President Bush, senior officers and employees in his management, and armed forces officials less than his command are vulnerable to be prosecuted. Haas divides the 269 struggle crimes of the Bush management into 4 periods: 6 conflict crimes dedicated in launching a struggle of aggression; 36 battle crimes devoted within the behavior of warfare; a hundred seventy five battle crimes devoted within the remedy of prisoners; and fifty two conflict crimes dedicated in postwar occupations.
For all of the 269 conflict crimes of the Bush management, Professor Haas offers bankruptcy and verse in designated yet non-technical language, together with the explicit acts deemed to be battle crimes, the names of the officers deemed to be warfare criminals, and the precise language of the foreign or family legislation violated through these officers. the writer proceeds to contemplate a few of the US, overseas, and international tribunals during which the battle crimes of Bush management defendants should be attempted lower than acceptable our bodies of legislations. He evaluates the real-world practicability of bringing instances opposed to Bush and Bush officers in all the attainable venues. eventually, he weighs the felony, political, and humanitarian professionals and cons of really bringing Bush and Bush officers to trial for battle crimes.
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And millions were paid to persuade warlords in the south to attack the Taliban with Bush’s speciﬁc approval. Civil war in Iraq was a goal as early as 1998, during the presidency of Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush agreed to continue funding rebel groups when he took ofﬁce. Yet Bush did not sponsor Iraqi armed units to drive Saddam Hussein from power in 2003. By 2004, civil war broke out between Shi‘ite and Sunni groups in Iraq. Nevertheless, the American military was continuing to train and equip the Iraqi national army, then composed primarily of Kurds and Shi‘ites, in order to ﬁght Sunni insurgents.
The basic principle of humane warfare, avoidance of unnecessary destruction to persons and property, has been repeatedly violated. One reason is that insufﬁcient troops have been augmented by airstrikes, and the aerial warfare has repeatedly hit civilian targets. The aim has been to minimize American military casualties, but the result has been to maximize Afghan and Iraqi civilian casualties. The analysis below categorizes crimes in the conduct of war in terms of prohibited targets and weapons, misconduct by soldiers and their commanders, and unlawful uses of mercenaries.
Bush ﬁrst declared the “preemption doctrine” on September 12, 2002, whereby the United States would attack Iraq sooner to prevent an Iraqi attack later. ” Indeed, several Bush advisers immediately blamed the 9/11 attack on Saddam Hussein, lacking as they did an understanding of the existence of al-Qaeda. Privately, Bush decided on war with Iraq on January 13, 2003. ” Indeed, several military units were withdrawn from Afghanistan while al-Qaeda was still on the run and could have been cornered. The same units were redeployed to Iraq.
George W. Bush, War Criminal?: The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes by Michael Haas