Last  night while watching Alex Wagner’s program on MSNBC she brought up whether Russia should be kicked off the permanent UN Security Council over war crimes … okay I agree with that, but what about the US? The US and the UK COMMITTED WAR CRIMES during the Iraq war. War crimes that we NEVER paid for or even seem to acknowledge now. If Russia should lose their seat, shouldn’t the US? After all, we launched an unjustified, deadly and destructive war against a country six thousand miles from our borders in 2003.

Here’s a quick review of US and UK  War Crimes and remember, TORTURE was given the a-okay by our government;

archive.globalpolicy.org/…

We act as if the Iraq War never happened.The US and western media seem to forget that less than 20 years ago the US and its allies attacked Iraq based on lies.

We killed MORE civilians by the UN’s count in two months than the Russians have killed in Ukraine in six months, we dropped cluster bombs, used white phosphorus, TORTURED PRISONERS, imprisoned children, bombed maternity hospitals, schools, restaurants, apartment buildings and all with very little accountability or ramifications.

In short, we act as if our shit doesn’t stink!

None of this excuses Russia’s aggression or their war crimes, but as a US citizen whose tax dollars helped pay for OUR WAR CRIMES I’d like to see a little less accusatory rhetoric and a few more mea culpas.

Remember, Guantanamo Bay is still open and people in Iraq are still dying because of our war of aggression.

How can a country that in the very recent past wrongly attacked another country be so indifferent to and forgetful about our own war crimes and ugly history, while climbing up on our high horses about Russia’s?

It seems to me that American’s are suffering from … collective amnesia.

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