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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Sure, why not? But the USA has already given billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq. I doubt any lawsuit will come close to what's already been given.
originally posted by: Willtell
Can the families sue the commission?
Can they sue the FAA, NORAD, The Bush administration who amongst are the real culprits.
Written 7 Jun 2014 · Upvoted by Bill Stein, USAFA '94, 5 years Active Duty, 7 years USAFR, DoD TS/SSBI (current) over 20 yrs
Up until Sept. 14, 2001, only the Congress could legally start a "War" (pursuant to the War Powers Clause of the Constitution) but, on that date, Congress passed the AUMF which authorized the President to use military force against "terrorists" (i.e., anyone and everyone involved with 9/11 either directly or indirectly).
If you deem the "actions" in Afghanistan and Iraq as "Wars" then he acted illegally (because Congress did not declare "War" in either case); if you understand those actions as having been authorized by the AUMF then he's kosher.
BTW: I think the AUMF was the real reason he and his administration insisted Saddam was involved with 9/11.