Top 10 U.S. Presidents Accused of War CrimesWe've had some great presidents and... some not so great presidents. Here they are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bush ordered the Invasion of Panama to arrest their leader for drug crimes, which isn't a legal reason to invade a sovereign country.
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.
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.
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.
He was such a failure at so many aspects of governing. He created tremendous racial division within America particularly during his a second term when he never missed an opportunity to play the race card while knowing full well his messaging was propaganda. He was unqualified but a masterful speaker who could sell ice to an Eskimo. He frankly had no foreign policy strategy at all and simple did the bidding of the elite class (of which he aspired to become) and the military industrial complex by actively causing chaos in middle eastern countries with endless drone strikes. It is amazing how this man was able to influence by his ability to talk but sadly was also so very disappointing how unaccomplished and frankly damaging and divisive he was.
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.
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?
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.
Dropped two atomic bombs on innocent children causing a genocide. He murdered millions of innocent people. He should have had a trial.
Arguably the Firebombings of Japan would also constitute as war crimes due to the indiscriminate killings as a result of Operation Meetinghouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A general with no experience..
Knowingly bombed Sudan's main pharma plant, killing thousands, bombed Kosovo under false pretexts, also killing thousands, and sanctions in Iraq and Afghanistan combined with sporadic bombings killed as many as two million, as well as paving the way for invasion.
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.
U.S. armed forces committed mass killings of thousands of civilians during the Occupation of Haiti, claiming they were "auxiliaries" of the rebel forces.
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)
Vetoed humanitarian aid in Gaza in October 2023 and continued to heavily fund the Israeli Zionists in their continued occupation of Palestine and the bombing of innocent civilians.
He put Japanese Americans in camps.