posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Scorched Earth
Specifically which laws were broken concerning the Iraq war?
Have any idea?
That depends. Do you believe that the the Constitution is the highest form of law in the U.S., or just a God damned piece of paper?
If you believe that the Constitution is
the highest form of law, then you may want to take note of Article 6.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be
made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land...
The U.S. was one of the first countries to sign the U.N. Charter, and since that signing we are legally bound under international and
law to obey it. The U.N. Charter became a part of "the supreme Law of the Land" in the U.S., and any violation of the U.N. Charter is a violation of
the U.S. Constitution as well.
In regards to the U.N. charter, it condems the use of force unless the country is defending itself if/when attacked by another, or
authorized by the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. did not have authorization by the U.N. Security Council.
As to the notion of self defence, it has been thoroughly shown that Hussein had no connections to 9/11, and even the 9/11 Comission Report agreed that
there was no evidence connecting Saddam. The WMD threat has also been shown to be largely exagerated (if not outright false). In short, Hussein posed
no immediate threat to the U.S..
Given that there was no U.N. Security Council authorization, nor did Saddam pose an immediate threat to justify "self defence", the Iraq war is
illegal under domestic and international law.
[edit on 8/16/08 by redmage]