International law won't save us

Trump's Syrian airstrikes reveal why

President Trump, Winston Churchill, and George W. Bush.
(Image credit: Illustrated | AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, AP Photo, AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

International law will not save us from stupidity or hubris in the conduct of American foreign policy.

That much should be obvious to everyone 15 years after George W. Bush launched a war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq that was justified as an effort to enforce international law while being simultaneously denounced at home and abroad as such an egregious violation of international law that leading members of the Bush administration deserved to be hauled before The Hague as war criminals.

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