USA:s ambassadör och anfallet på Irak

I dagens DN gör USA:s ambassadör i Stockholm — Michael M. Wood — ett intressant utspel om det amerikanska anfallet mot Irak 2003. Inte längre var det massförstörelsevapnen som var anledningen till anfallet, vilket USA då hävdade i FN.

Nu säger istället ambassadören:

Jag är beredd att försvara presidentens beslut att invadera Irak. Man måste stå upp mot ondskan.

Detta föranledde mig att skriva följande mejl till ambassaden:

Sir,

My name is Henrik Arnstad, I am a Swedish journalist covering among other things foreign affairs and foreign policy.

In todays Dagens Nyheter, ambassador Wood is stating concerning the attack on Iraq that it was not — as stated in the U.N. before the attack — mounted to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction. It was done because “you have to stand up against evil” (my translation). Therefore I have two questions to the ambassador:

1. Where in the context of international law is it stated that “you have to stand up against evil” is legal ground for attacking a soverign state, even if the U.N. Security Council has not approved the attack?

2. Does this mean that “you have to stand up against evil” is now — according to the U.S. — a statement enough for any country to attack another country, without any consequences?

I look forward to having the answers from the ambassador to those questions.

Yours very sincerely

Henrik Arnstad

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