Thursday, August 02, 2007

Obama, potential war criminal

"Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has said that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, a week after chief rival Hillary Clinton described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The senator warned Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf that, under an Obama presidency, he would have to do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters or risk a US troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid."

In other words, Obama would unitarily and illegally invade another country if he became President, thereby committing a crime that would land him in the Hague charged with war crimes, that is if he was the President of a smaller and weaker country. Bush and Cheney are guilty of the same thing. Banners rightly describing Iraq as an illegal war have flown for the duration of the Iraq war, and even before during the run up to it. If Obama does this he'll have initiated the same thing.

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