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Proved: US terrorist activities in Iraq

That the USA aids and abets state terrorism and has done so for many years, there is no doubt. Now we have proof that the forces of the United States of America committed terrorist attacks in Iraq from 2002 to 2003.

The Pentagon report undertaken by its inspector-general Thomas Gimble, the content of which has recently been made public, has concluded that the special operations office conducted and/or developed “unauthorised, illegal or inappropriate actions” in or connected to Iraq from September 2002 to June 2003.

The report further reveals that false information was provided to “senior officials” regarding Iraq’s links with Al Qaeda.

The predictable response from the White House was to admit that errors had been made and that measures had been taken to ensure that such lapses do not occur again in future.

Accountability

However, in any state of law, there exists something called accountability, a notion by which all citizens, including Presidents, are expected to live and follow, and if they do not, are summarily punished.

In the case of the United States of George Bush, it is a question of justifying the unjustifiable with ridiculous arguments such as “Well, at least we have mechanisms to investigate these things” and “Sorry, we regret what we did”, “Sorry, Lynndie England was just having some fun”, “Sorry, the marines who slaughtered those defenceless civilians will be tried”, “We promise not to repeat those mistakes”, then blindly and arrogantly ploughing ahead and doing the same thing time and time and time again.

So where is the accountability? If there is none, then we can conclude that the USA makes a mockery out of the rule of law, international justice and even the most basic notions of human civilization and common decency. Washington therefore descends to a level at which it has no authority whatsoever to pronounce itself on any question of an international nature because it has lost the moral ground to stand on.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
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