Friday, March 28, 2014

Is Obama Falsifying Legacy and Legality of Iraq War -- and Crimea?

Francis A. Boyle is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. His books include Foundations of World Order (Duke University Press: 1999) and, most recently, United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law.  Wednesday, US President Barack Obama made a fool out of himself as he attempted to justify and re-sell the Iraq War.  Boyle weighs in on it.

Francis A. Boyle: "In March 2003 the United States launched an illegal and criminal war of aggression against Iraq based on false pretexts, a Nuremberg Crime against Peace. The United States destroyed Iraq as a functioning state and effectively carved-up Iraq de facto into three mini-statelets that are at war with each other today, killing an estimated 1.4 million Iraqis in the process. Suicide bombings in Iraq continue to be a fact of everyday life. By comparison, the Russian annexation of Crimea was almost bloodless."

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