War crimes

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Although I have read about the war crimes committed by the Bush regime (Socialist Review, March 2008), I have never read that the Bush regime was to be prosecuted.

Why is that? Do the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council not recognise the US war of aggression against Iraq as a war crime?

Before the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq the US knew there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, no Al Qaida bases and no connection with the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.

The US media is not allowed to expose the huge US appropriations for contracts with the US military industrial complex that fuel this crusaders' war of aggression against Muslims. Most Americans are disgusted by this war of aggression, the genocidal attacks on Iraqi civilians, the gross human rights violations and the regime's dream of owning and controlling the oil resources of the Middle East. Most Americans want troop withdrawal.

The strength of US solidarity can be measured in the voting habits in the 2008 election. The American people, the United Nations and the ICC have a common enemy - they all want to stop the slaughter of the Iraqi people - so why has the Bush regime never been prosecuted for war crimes?

Carl Marchi