'Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime'
Associate United States Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson was the chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunal. In his report to the State Department, Justice Jackson wrote: "No political or economic situation can justify" the crime of aggression. He also said: "If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us." [...]
[...]The only two situations where the UN Charter permits the use of armed force against another state is in self-defense, or when authorized by the Security Council. Iraq had not invaded the U.S., or any other country, Iraq did not constitute an imminent threat to any country, and the Security Council never sanctioned Bush's war. Bush and the officials in his administration are committing the crime of aggression.
People aren't being recruited to terrorism (al queda, etc.) because they hate our freedom. They're joining the ranks of extremists because they hate our actions. Not just our recent actions, not that they are any help, but our past actions -and inactions- as well.
If you truly "reap what you sow", and I believe you do, then we are sowing a buttload of hatred and resentment. Which will reap more terrorists and more insecurity for Americans at home and abroad. You don't have to take my word for it. Just look at history, and ready yourself for the future. George Bush and his greedy, vendetta-minded, neocon agenda pushing cabal have set us up for a bitch of a fall. It will come back to haunt us, whether it's today, tomorrow, or after most of these men are long gone. You don't say that you are liberating a people and avenging crimes against humanity, while you simultaneously occupy and commit crimes against humanity. This arrogant, shoot from the hip, anti-intellecualism and isolationist behaviour is going to be our undoing.