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Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecut

Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor

Aaron Glantz

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25 (OneWorld) – A chief prosecutor of Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg has said George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes along with Saddam Hussein. Benjamin Ferencz, who secured convictions for 22 Nazi officers for their work in orchestrating the death squads that killed more than 1 million people, told OneWorld both Bush and Saddam should be tried for starting “aggressive” wars–Saddam for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.

…Three months later, George W. Bush signed a new law prohibiting any U.S. cooperation with the International Criminal Court. The law went so far as to include a provision authorizing the president to “use all means necessary and appropriate,” including a military invasion of the Netherlands, to free U.S. personnel detained or imprisoned by the ICC. </i>

Amazing.


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