Top Ten U.S. Presidents Accused of War CrimesWe've had some great presidents and...some not so great presidents. Here they are.
The Invasion of Iraq was offensive and blatantly illegal. The subsequent killing of nearly a million civilians, and the torture of prisoners held without due cause, and further blatant war crimes.
Blatantly lying about WMD's in Iraq, torturing people, and occupying the nations of Afghanistan and Iraq among other countries, are just some of the reasons this man is the biggest war criminal in American history.
O'le Wubya started the War On Terror, in response to the 9/11 attacks. Because of this war, thousands of civilians have died from drone strikes. Also, captured enemy combatants were brutally tortured, which defies international law.
Started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also torture in Guantanamo Bay
Bush ordered the Invasion of Panama to arrest their leader for drug crimes, which isn't a legal reason to invade a sovereign country.
A former member of the CIA (which is also responsible for many war crimes and human rights violations), Bush aided Reagan's efforts in aiding genocidal dictatorships in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Bush also helped Reagan in illegally selling arms to Iran. He helped Reagan support Iraq, and later did a 360 and invaded the country. Thousands of civilians were killed, and vital infrastructure was destroyed.
During the First Gulf War, the U.S. massacred fleeing soldiers.
Nixon expanded the Vietnam War, which saw the deaths of thousands of civilians. While most of these deaths were unintentional, some were actually purposeful. On top of this, he deployed chemical weapons.
Nixon's War on Drugs laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of minorities and poor people.
Somehow made Vietnam worse.
Occupied Syria and Libya, re-occupied Iraq after leaving, droned innocent civilians, kept Guantanamo Bay open, all the while pretending like he was better than his predecessors.
He invaded Syria and Libya, leaving the countries more devastated than before. Also expanded the use of Drone Strikes inherited from Bush which later turned Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen complete warzones
Obama continued most of Wubya's policies, and even expanded some of them. He expanded drone strikes, which were revealed to kill unintended targets, meaning civilians, around 90% of the time. He authorized the use of double-tap strikes, which disproportionately kill first responders to original drone strikes. Obama also continued the torture of unconvicted enemies of war, which is, again, in defiance of international law.
Inherited two wars and ended with seven (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan)
Johnson also expanded the War in Vietnam, which saw the deaths of thousands of civilians. And, again, he deployed chemical weapons.
Vietnam. Do I really need to say anything else?
Secretly funded Genocidal Governments and Contras in Latin America. All those governments and the Contras were accused of war crimes. He also offered CIA help to intentionally bomb certain areas to make it look like the Contras did it.
Reagan illegally sold weapons to Iran. He secretly supported Iraq. He helped fund brutal South American dictatorships in order to prevent the flow of communism. On top of all that, Reagan actually was charged for war crimes, just never prosecuted.
Dropped two atomic bombs on innocent children causing a genocide. He murdered millions of innocent people. He should have had a trial.
Truman was the only president to ever authorize the use of nuclear weapons. While the necessity of the attacks on Japan are still debated today, their is no doubt that the attacks to constitute as war crimes. I mean, they were intentionally used against civilians. Necessary or not, this defies international law.
Arguably the Firebombings of Japan would also constitute as war crimes due to the indiscriminate killings as a result of Operation Meetinghouse.
Revisionist history alert; holy crap have you been getting the full indoctrination. Papa Joe would be so proud of you.
The Saudi government funneled nearly $300,000 to Trump through his hotel in D.C. In return, Trump signed the U.S.-Saudi arms deal, supported Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen, and looked the other way when the Saudi government had journalist Jamal Khashoggi brutally assassinated in Istanbul.
Assassinated another country's general. And, if you thought Obama's drone war was bad, Trump ordered more drone strikes than his two predecessors combined.
He used 10x more Bombs and Drones than his two predecessors combined in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq. He also killed Iraqi General Solemani which almost sparked WW3
Called our fallen vets losers. What a disgrace this man is. We would've been much more developed if this man never put us in this deep hell hole.
I hate you Trump.
Ordered the overthrow of a plethora of democracies in Central America, instating dictators in the democratically elected leader's place. His administration was also the mastermind of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Eisenhower authorized the overthrow of the government of Guatemala, which caused the deaths of civilians. He was also a major proponent of the War in Vietnam.
Clinton placed crippling sanctions on Iraq, which was estimated to kill around half a million Iraqi children. He also continued Bush's policies of bombing Iraq, and even accidentally ordered the bombing of a hospital.
Can't be trusted.
Kennedy started the Vietnam War, which would cause the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Sprayed toxic chemicals on vietnames children, burning their skin and killing thousands.
Had extremely aggressive foreign policy. After obtaining the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, U.S. forces marched across the newly obtained territory and killed thousands.
Acted as judge, jury, and executioner in regards to foreign policy. (Annexed the Kingdom of Hawaii, intervened in Spanish Cuba which sparked a war)
U.S. armed forces committed mass killings of thousands of civilians during the Occupation of Haiti, claiming they were "auxiliaries" of the rebel forces.
He put Japanese Americans in camps.