Cables via #Wikileaks show how US/Spain conspired to prevent arrest of Bush Administration for war crimes

The US strategy from the beginning of the second Iraq War has been to deflect criticism and prosecution by blaming others. The war began with a lie: that Saddam Hussein had WMD (the true reason for invasion was, of course, oil and an attempt at geo-strategic takeover). During the course of the war the US Administration ensured it was not charged for war crimes or torture committed. Above is Part One of a video interview with Baltasar Garzon, the renowned jurist, and includes observations about the attempted prosecution of Bush officials regarding torture allegations and how the US secretly pressurised the Spanish Government to ensure no such prosecution took place. (Part Two of the video is below.)

The article – the last in this series – concludes with a summary of the main charges of war crimes and torture that could be raised against the Bush Administration.

For more on this, click here.

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