Top Ten U.S. Presidents Accused of War Crimes

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We've had some great presidents and...some not so great presidents. Here they are.

The Top Ten

1 George W Bush George W Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

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. - Alpha101

2 George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush

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. - Alpha101

3 Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S.

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. - Alpha101

4 Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.

Johnson also expanded the War in Vietnam, which saw the deaths of thousands of civilians. And, again, he deployed chemical weapons. - Alpha101

5 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader .

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. - Alpha101

6 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

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. - Alpha101

7 Harry S Truman Harry S Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

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. - Alpha101

Revisionist history alert; holy crap have you been getting the full indoctrination. Papa Joe would be so proud of you.

8 Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

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. - Alpha101

9 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States . He previously served as governor of Arkansas . He became president after unseating incumbent president, George H . W Bush in 1992 . He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole .

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. - Alpha101

10 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.

Kennedy started the Vietnam War, which would cause the deaths of thousands of civilians. - Alpha101

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