Emad Erian, Translated By Mahitab Adham ( Edited by Sonia Mladin)
Bush repeated more than a thousand lies in order to invade Iraq.10 December 2008
Two years ago according to the Muslim calendar, the ex-president of the U.S. George Bush selected the morning of the Greater Bairam to execute the deceased Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, which was an outrageous insult to the Muslims and their feelings. In the same manner, Bush selected the Greater Bairam eve this year to inflame the Muslims’ rage and resentment through his irritating avowals of the war on Iraq and the invasion of its territories in 2003. These declarations indeed call for his trial as a war criminal and a direct apology to the betrayed president Saddam Hussein.
As these announcements are very important, we summarize them again as follows:
During the last week, Bush confirmed that the whole Iraq war was based on deceptive information from the F.B.I. about having weapons of mass destruction. Since there is no proof that Sadam possessed this kind of weapons, Bush owes him an apology for the war!
Few days after those statements, Bush shocked the world again through announcements that had the same seriousness and led to the same irritation as the previous ones: he confirmed that Saddam Hussein had no relation with Al Qaeda organization and that the invasion of Iraq was not related to terrorism, but it happened because Iraq is considered dangerous for the neighbors and the international society!
In fact, Bush cannot escape those clear lies and serious declarations. If Saddam Hussein didn’t have any relations with terrorism nor with Al Qaeda and if Iraq did not possess weapons of mass destruction during his reign, how could we say that Saddam is considered dangerous for the neighbors and the international society?! Bush’s announcements and declarations are indeed a confirmation of previous accusations from American and universal foundations and organizations: he fell into a pack of lies when he propagated the Iraq war. The most important accusation was an American study affirming that Bush reiterated more than a thousand lies in order to invade Iraq.
Bush’s announcements add nothing new to previous facts, which were also stated by considerable European capitals that participated in the invasion of Iraq like London – the Iraq war was nothing but a big lie and those announcements are based on deceptive and biased information. Despite that, the declarations of the U.S. president who is ready for night to come, are a clear evidence for his conviction according to the rule of law that says: “Confession is the Master of Evidences.” Thereby, we are now confronted with a clear and complete crime, a crime of fighting a war without any legal or ethical proofs, a crime of kindling fires in a region that is secure or is destined for stability, a crime of killing, destroying and dividing a country, plundering its wealth and eliminating its power, a crime of killing, disfiguring and dislodging millions of its people and driving them into an unknown future.
Since there is no crime without punishment, we are now confronted with a stage that requires George W. Bush’s trial for committing war crimes. Thus, all of the parties involved must move immediately towards this trend, especially the League of Arab States, the Islamic Convention Organization and the U.N., combined with the organizations of civil society inside and outside the Arab nation. In fact, the U.N. has an integral file to convict that man for his crimes. And even if the interests, the political conditions and the U.S. power hindered Bush’s conviction, the U.N. should make at least a serious step in order to fulfill its responsibilities and to have the honor for at least attempting to succeed!
Egypt – Al Ahram – Original Article (Arabic);