An illegal war

An illegal war

If a war without U.N. support is illegal, and Bush starts the war, then that makes Bush a war criminal.

“The question of whether a war on Iraq is legal under international law will become more pressing if the United States and Britain fail to get a new Security Council resolution.

They say the use of force would be legal but the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says unilateral action taken outside the Security Council would not conform to the UN charter.

The UN charter allows military action in self-defence and that can include a pre-emptive strike – but only if there is an imminent threat.

Few accept that Iraq poses such a threat. So the question comes back to authorisation by the Security Council.”