Oh shut the hell up.
Muslim Brotherhood frontman, Mohammed El-Baradei, says the former Bush administration should be investigated for war crimes. His memoirs are full of the same lying nonsense exhibited during his reign as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The AP article regurgitates the same old canards, like UN inspectors were on the ground looking for WMD’s, while in fact, their mission was to find Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions. A mighty big difference. Knowing exactly how the world’s media and pundits was spinning the story, of course the Bush admin. wanted to find “stockpiles of WMD weapons” after the operation Iraqi Freedom officially concluded.
That there were none, (WMD’s) says nothing about US intentions to get rid of Saddam, because he was in violation of a number of UNSC resolutions, like 1441, as well as a state of war already existing between the UN and Iraq, in which the latter was compelled to be forthcoming in every detail. Hussien’s regime was not compliant, and therefore contributed to the fog existing around his regime’s weapons program.
Saddam Hussein was solely responsible for the invasion of his country by 2/5 of the UN Security Council, as well as buying off the rest of the Security Council’s 3/5 member states through the Food For Oil scam. Those are the facts, something of which El-Baradie knows nothing about. KGS
ElBaradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team
(AP) – 13 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Former chief U.N. nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a new memoir that Bush administration officials should face international criminal investigation for the “shame of a needless war” in Iraq.
Freer to speak now than he was as an international civil servant, the Nobel-winning Egyptian accuses U.S. leaders of “grotesque distortion” in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, when then-President George W. Bush and his lieutenants claimed Iraq possessed doomsday weapons despite contrary evidence collected by ElBaradei’s and other arms inspectors inside the country.
The Iraq war taught him that “deliberate deception was not limited to small countries ruled by ruthless dictators,” ElBaradei writes in “The Age of Deception,” being published Tuesday by Henry Holt and Company.
The 68-year-old legal scholar, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1997 to 2009 and recently a rallying figure in Egypt’s revolution, concludes his 321-page account of two decades of “tedious, wrenching” nuclear diplomacy with a plea for more of it, particularly in the efforts to rein in North Korean and Iranian nuclear ambitions.