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Try Bush, et al.

Published May 11, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I agree with Walt Borla ("Bagley's 'Lie-bury,'" Forum, May 2) that President Georgw W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should be tried in a World Court for their roles in the United States invading Iraq.

We all rightly mourn the innocent deaths and injuries at the Boston Marathon, but in Iraq the United States killed thousands of women and children and more than 100,000 sons, fathers and husbands.

The evidence and justification for that war were flimsy. Bush and others bamboozled the Congress and American people. Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 terrorist attack, and it did not have weapons of mass destruction. Inspectors at the time said so.

Iraq was not a threat to us. Saddam Hussein was a terrible person and leader, but his death was not worth the lives of more than 100,000 Iraqis and 4,500 American soldiers (plus injuries to another 30,000) and several trillion dollars.

The United States had no right; it was not justified to destroy Iraq's homes, and towns and kill its people. It was the aggressor.

With the American military's ability to kill people, we must be very careful how we use it.

Duane Olsen

Bountiful