Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Dick Cheney: could be indictments for crimes against peace
Dick Cheney writes the Blade:
Having grown up during World War II and having followed the subsequent Nuremberg Trials, I'm curious as to why President Bush and his administration have not been indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal. Probably, the answer lies in the age-old fact that "might makes right."Why did the Blade have to ruin it by telling us it was Dick Cheney of Maumee? But we do like the homemade t-shirt anecdote.
Reading over the principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal (1950), I would think the President and others could be indicted for crimes against peace (i.e. planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements, or assurances).
To see the results of their unnecessary war: a country devastated; thousands of American soldiers (and innocent Iraqi women and children) killed or maimed; billions of dollars wasted (to be paid by our children and grandchildren), I do not believe that their actions deserve impunity.