The real problem is that it is illegal for one country to invade another country

Toronto Star [Canada]
by Linda McQuaig

10/29/06

Much has changed in the way the mainstream media deal with the war in Iraq. Most commentators now acknowledge the war is a disaster and will hurt the Republicans badly in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. But one thing hasn't changed -- the willingness to believe that the motives for war, however misguided, were basically honorable. So the criticism centres instead on the Bush administration's inept handling of the war. ... But incompetence is a side issue. The real problem is, and always has been, that it is illegal -- not to mention immoral -- for a country to invade another country, in other words, to wage a war of aggression. The fact that Iraq is the last unharvested oil bonanza on earth, in an era of increasingly fierce global competition for dwindling oil reserves, only makes U.S. motives all the more suspect...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The real problem is that it is illegal for one country to invade another country

As the Nuremberg Tribunal concluded after World War II: "War is essentially an evil thing ... To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."

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