David Swanson: Iraqi Files Suit Over Illegal War, Bush, Rice, Powell Served via “Justice,” Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfoqitz to be Served

Corruption, Government, Military
David Swanson
David Swanson

Bush, Rice, Powell Served in Suit Filed by Iraqi Over Illegal War

Attorney Inder Comar is maintaining a website at http://witnessiraq.com which describes the lawsuit:

Witness Iraq has brought a lawsuit against key members of the Bush Administration: George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz.

In Saleh v. Bush, plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh alleges that the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people, the planning of which started in 1998. The war was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and under international law constituted a “crime of aggression” — a crime first set down at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.

[Copy of the Saleh v. Bush complaint]

Today Comar has this update:
Friends – some major updates on the Iraq War Case, Saleh v. Bush, et al., C 13 1124 (JST) (N.D. Cal. Mar. 13, 2013). The plaintiff, an Iraqi woman now living in Jordan, alleges that defendants Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz violated international law in waging war against Iraq.
The Court has ordered a briefing schedule regarding the legality of the war (PACER docket pleading attached).  The briefing will take place over several months and will not be completed until at least November.
Defendants Bush, Rice and Powell have been served with the lawsuit through their counsel of record, the Department of Justice. The remaining defendants – Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz – will be served on or before June 21, 2013. [Here’s the order: PDF]
The legality of the Iraq War — and whether Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rice, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz allegedly committed the crime of aggression under international law, forbidden by the Nuremberg Trials — is now before a court of law. If you can, help me spread this incredible story.
 
Updates will be posted at our host site, witnessiraq.com, which also has copies of the Complaint and other materials.

Here Comar interviews the plaintiff and other victims:

Five videos

Phi Beta Iota:  The US public is culpable for allowing flagrant violations of the Constitution by both the Executive and the Legislative (and in the case of CITIZENS UNITED, the Supreme Court).  This is our government, the government we deserve as long as we choose to remain passive to all that is done in our name and at our expense.