Reexamining George W. Bushs Role in Iraq War: Remembering the Deadly Consequences of 2003 Invasion
- 20 years ago, in February and March of 2003, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets to protest the impending war with Iraq
- Protests were on a scale not seen since the Vietnam War, with millions participating in global demonstrations against US plans for war in Iraq
- President George W. Bush launched an illegal invasion, resulting in 4,000+ American service members and 400,000+ Iraqi civilian deaths
- In recent years there has been a rehabilitation of President Bush’s legacy and he has been celebrated by many
- However, this is not justified as one of the greatest crimes of the 21st century was committed under his leadership
- Finally, it is important to remember that Donald Trump’s lies about 2020 election preceded those of George W. Bush regarding Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction.
Bushs Bloodlust for Hussein Led to Early 2000s War Despite Ally Status
- George W. Bush was determined to attack Iraq two decades after Saddam Hussein had been a U.S Ally
- Bush’s hatred for Hussein seemed personal and his “bloodlust” was noted by religious leaders
- Cheney’s energy task force had mapped Iraqi oil reserves before the war and created a list of potential oil investors
- Bush cited unproven British intelligence about Iraq buying Uranium from Africa in his 2003 State of the Union address, which was not confirmed by US intelligence experts but acted upon anyway.
Bush Presidency Leaves Region in Chaos and U.S. Bankrupt After War Crimes, No Apology Offered
- George W. Bush was responsible for war crimes involving the Iraq invasion, which involved manipulation of national security intelligence and a disregard for the United Nations
- This war caused chaos in the region, led to thousands of civilian deaths, and depleted U.S coffers by trillions
- Bush’s lack of apology or consequence for his actions led to further atrocities including torture, sexual abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison, use of white phosphorus, and massacres of ordinary Iraqis
- When evidence showed Bush had lied about weapons of mass destruction, he responded with jokes and mockery instead of contrition.
Legal Implications of George W Bushs 2003 Invasion of Iraq Persist Today
- George W Bush illegally invaded Iraq in 2003
- An independent Dutch inquiry found that the invasion was a violation of U.N security council resolutions
- Prominent human rights groups have called for Bush to be held accountable for war crimes committed during his watch
- Millions of Americans are now waiting to see if former president Donald Trump will be indicted for multiple alleged crimes and civil suits
- Bush has never expressed regret or remorse for his actions, instead continuing to express confidence that his decision was correct.