An update on the lawsuit aimed at bringing the Bush Administration to justice
Last August, I had the opportunity to interview Inder Comar, Esq. about the lawsuit he filed against the Bush Administration. He explained the entire case to me in an article I published called Inder Comar: The Man Behind the Bush Administration Lawsuit. If you are hearing about this case for the first time, you will find the details within.
The case was filed in the 9th Circuit District Court in San Francisco, California last year. A hearing had been scheduled for April 3, 2014 to determine whether the case moved forward or was thrown out of court. The Department of Justice, who is defending the Bush Administration, had previously responded to the complaint by requesting that the case be thrown out. The Bush clan is claiming that the planning of the war occurred within the scope of their employment and they therefore have immunity.
But rather than dismissing the case, the hearing was taken off calendar because the judge on the case asked for additional information. So Mr. Comar is filing a 2nd amended complaint on June 9, 2014 that provides more details about the planning of the Iraq war and when it started. According to Mr. Comar’s evidence, the Bush/Cheney team started planning the invasion of Iraq as far back as 1997.
The 2nd amended complaint will explain that the war was motivated for personal enrichment and the war was a “crime of aggression.” One of the points that Mr. Comar discussed was that the Bush Administration does not have immunity if it can be proven that the war’s planning did not take place after George W. Bush was first elected. This means that the war had been planned outside the scope of their employment and so conspired to commit this “crime of aggression.”
The neoconservative movement that fueled the fire will also be described as well as what financial damages are being sought for the Plaintiff, Mrs. Saleh. Clearly, the judge is being extremely careful in writing a decision, and it could take another six to nine months to see if the trial moves forward.
Since the onset of this case, there has been a lot of interviews with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice involving war crimes. So far the case still seems to have gained little attention here at home, and Mr, Comar could not comment on how much attention it’s getting internationally. However, Mr, Comar did mention how the International Criminal Court is currently investigating British troops for war crimes in Iraq on a criminal level, while Prime Minister Tony Blair is still not under investigation at this time.
I will be speaking to Mr. Comar again after June 9 and will be able to obtain a copy of the 2nd amended complaint for everyone to view. For more information on Inder Comar and the lawsuit, please see his website http://witnessiraq.com/ and like the Witness Iraq Facebook page for updates as well. I am very honored to be keeping in touch with Mr. Comar about this case and look forward to seeing it work its way through the Federal Court system.