Bush Convicted of War Crimes - Page 3
It’s often assumed that the answer is obvious, but it is a very good question to ask why Bush decided to invade Iraq in the first place. This is what centres the debate, and it will be primary question of any Hague investigation. Bush in the ICC sounds far off, but it’s come a little closer. Critics say it was war for oil. Have you seen the price of oil over recent years? Maybe it’s that Bush has benefited from it personally via the military-industrial complex Moore-documentary-style and felt that such an undertaking could be made. But he was very consistent in his public claims about doing what he believed to be right. Hussein-Iraq was discussed for a decade, but suddenly attention was drawn towards it as the major global question. Why? Was this drawing towards the topic of Bush’s making, or of those around him? Was it fabrication of, or confusion over information at the top?
Bush is more complicated than most people realize. One of his major interests is a Shakespearean obsession over what leaders go through and conviction they need. I think this will be one of the main keys to unlocking what exactly he knew and did not, and what his decisions were on this subject given what he knew. But for now he’s had a conviction the world needed. The ICC might be where we find out whether he was an innocent flower or a serpent under it. It certainly didn’t end well for Macbeth.