Iraq War

“There is another way for the bloodshed to stop: And this is for the Iraqi military and the Iraqi people to take matters into their own hands and force Saddam Hussein, the dictator, to step side.”

–George H.W. Bush

“Unaware that they would be attempting to overthrow Saddam and his remaining loyal and heavily armed forces with neither American military intervention nor assistance, the Shia resistance seized control of important southern Iraqi cities following the first Gulf War.”

from Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War: The Legal Cynicism of Criminal Militarism by John Hagan, Joshua Kaiser, and Anna Hanson