War Criminals Untried

I have been saying for a long time that handcuffs and prison cells are necessary for the war criminals that walk free today. Nothing has changed my mind on that. Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush–I’m looking at yous.

Why was it necessary to invade Iraq? Because they attacked us? But they did not. Most of the 9/11 killers were in fact Saudis. Because they had weapons that might kill us? It turns out that they did not. Why is it necessary to continue this pointless, never-ending war? For the sake of democracy in Iraq? For victory? Because the president says it’s the “right thing” to do? So that a future president will be blamed for “weakness?”

And I think of that young woman in St. Angela Church in 1943 and of similar young women today and wonder why we don’t have war crimes trials for unnecessary wars.

Andrew Greeley, Chicago Sun-Times


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