17 violated Chapter 7 UNSCR's
Firing on the no-fly zone put in place to prevent further genocide
Repeated invasions of neighbors
A (fake) WMD program
Selling food for oil, starving 400k children
And a host of other reasons were used to overthrow Saddam.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
9/11 was the catalyst, sure... but anyone with a functioning brain knew Bush would try what was long standing US policy ( regime change in Iraq)
I was opposed to Iraq invading Kuwait.. yes.. and I fully supported Iraq being forcibly removed from Kuwait... and I wholeheartedly support killing any and all tyrants
Get there firstest with the mostest. Trust, but verify. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
I voted no, it was not illegal, but only because it had tacit congressional approval and could invoke UN resolution. I would have voted yes if there was an option for it being illegal because it got congressional approval due to misinformation and misleading.
Technically one might argue that this wasn't legally a war since there was no official declaration of war (unfortunately the tradition of actually declaring war died with World War II). But this doesn't make the use of military force illegal.
A dishonest question with dishonest choices.
Illegal according to whose laws?
You certainly can not only apply American laws. It involved two Nations. I would imagine that it was illegal based on Iraqi law.
The UN was against our actions. But the UN does not create Laws.
The poll author is looking for some type of vindication of our actions by narrowing the field.
But, word games aside, there is no vindication.
Our Congress was lied to.
Our people kept their eyes, ears, and minds closed because we were afraid.
We invaded a Nation without cause or reason.
We lost thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of American lives ruined by injury.
We directly killed no less than 130,000 Iraqi men, women, and children.
We indirectly caused up to 1,000,000 Iraqi men, women, and children to die.
We destroyed an infrastructure older than our own nation.
And we are still responsible for the continued bloodshed.
Our soldiers fought with honor and can only be viewed with honor, as they did what we asked them to do.
But those responsible for the lies will one day answer to a higher power.
And upon that day, it will be clear to them that they broke the laws of our God.