Unsanctioned by the U.N., the administration also said it did not have to follow Geneva Conventions. It was caught by the "black shamrocks" (worn to protest the "rendition") of flying prisoners through international air-space thought without "sovereign" permissions, like the Israel jet formation that mimicked a large airliner and then bombed the French-built nuclear reactor in Iraq, flying under international radar many years ago. One wonders where the rule of law is all of this new US foreign policy of "preemptive" "measures" that seem to cause more problems. Then "preemptively" we had 80 F-14s in Iran, training provided by almost 4000 Grumman employees it was reported back in 1979. The US should admit it was wrong, it's never done that before or after. I heard it was to be 100 for the Shah.
Insider: Iraq Attack Was Preemptive, Pentagon Insider Tells 60 Minutes U.S. Attack On Iraq Was Anticipatory Self-Defense; Not 9/11 Retaliation - CBS News