Iraq war illegal say legal experts and Kofi Annan
In a recent BBC interview UN Secretary General Kofi Annan displeased Bush, Blair and Howard by declaring that their invasion and occupation of Iraq was and is illegal because it breached the United Nations Charter. These leaders, including Howard, immediately rushed to declare the opposite. So who is right and who decides what is right and wrong in the world? Among the world's foremost experts in the field of international law, the overwhelming jurisprudential consensus is that the Anglo-American invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iraq constitute three phases of one illegal war of aggression. These experts are none other that the world's foremost international law experts who make up the prestigious International Commission of International Law Jurists who prepared a statement called The Legality Of The Iraq War. (Find it by scrolling down approximately one quarter of the way, after you've clicked onto this website: http://www.eurolegal.org/useur/bbiraqwar.htm) This document was drafted and signed by the world's foremost international law experts to provide ultimate proof of their authoritative opinion concerning the legal status of the war against Iraq. Furthermore, this large body of eminent international law experts explicitly stated that they'd drafted their legal document in order to advise Messrs. Bush and Blair prior to the invasion: (1) that it would be blatantly illegal under international law for the Anglo-American belligerents to invade Iraq; and (2) that their joint decision as Commanders-in-Chief to commence hostilities would constitute prosecutable war crimes. These experts deem both preventive wars and preemptive strikes to be euphemistic subcategories of outlawed wars of aggression. They draw three conclusions. It is the overwhelming consensus of the world's foremost international law experts that: (1) UN Secretary General Annan's opinion is correct; (2) the opinion of the "Coalition of the Willing's" leaders is false; (3) therefore, Americans must break free of the neocons' self- delusional mentality by learning to differentiate between fact and fabrication. Their advice is to reject the temptation to vote for Messrs Bush and Cheney, because: (1) both men were advised beforehand that their decision to commence the invasion of Iraq would be blatantly illegal under international law; (2) they invaded nonetheless, and now they are cynically attempting to mislead the public again by falsely arguing that "The Iraq War was legal!"; (3) their argument is legally-meritless nonsense; and (4) they have repeatedly demonstrated their disdain for universal human rights and democratic governance under the rule of law.
* * *Acknowledgement to International Clearing House