In a memo sent to Congress five years ago today, Bush decreed that he was attacking Iraq â€œto take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.â€
The Bush administration linked Saddam to 9/11 to justify commencing a war that has left hundreds of thousands of people dead.
Launching an unprovked aggressive war was recognized as a war crime at the Nuremberg tribunals in 1946, which declared that to â€œinitiate a war of aggressionâ€¦ is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.â€
The Bush administration has had five years to offer up evidence to support the Saddam/9/11 tie. They have offered nothing.
It is an outrage that Bush has faced no legal or constitutional peril for his lethal fraud.