An Iraq War veteran says the United States setup a new structure in Iraq to maintain American interests after its departure from the country. In 2003, the US and Britain invaded Iraq in blatant violation of international law and under the pretext of finding weapons of mass destruction (WMD)s allegedly stockpiled by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. However, no WMDs were ever discovered in Iraq.
In September 2012, South African Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu called for the trial of Bush and Blair at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, saying that "The immorality of the United States and Great Britain's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed WMDs, has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history."
Tutu added that, instead of recognizing the sophistications and issues of the world, "the then-leaders of the US and UK fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart." It is estimated that more than one million Iraqis have been killed in the US invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq since 2003.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mike Prysner, Iraq War veteran from Los Angeles, to further discuss the issue.