It would behove us all to remember that the Nuremberg Statute of 1945 was achieved to articulate the principles of decency, as an amplification of those previous international accords that evolved out of prior world conflicts: the Geneva Protocols, the Hague Agreements, the UN Charter, and the rest.
I thank the English language publication “Current Concerns” of Zurich, Switzerland for providing an article expressing the following salient Articles of the Nuremberg Statute:
Article 6: [.....] Leaders, organizers, instigators and accomplices participating in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing crimes are responsible for all acts performed by any persons in execution of such plan.
Article 7: The official position of defendants, whether as Head of State or responsible officials in Governmental Departments, shall not be considered as freeing them from responsibility or mitigating punishment.
Article 8: The fact that the Defendant acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior shall not free him from responsibility [.....]
Let's focus on Article 6; how expansive can we determine the list of culpable players to be? Hmmmm??
Leaders are a pretty finite group: I would put the Head of State and his puppet-master in this set – Bush the Lesser, and Cheney the Torturer-Assistant. Let us total these two as 'Leaders' for the USA (and let's let a capable British Parliament clean their own house...)
Organizers are a wider sub-set of the above group: we could posit that the Secretaries of State and Defense, the National Security Advisor, the Head of the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces would be included in this group. In this grouping, we could count some dozen or twenty US Governmental Senior staff.
Instigators expand the above set out into the White House assistants, field operational CIA Officers and military commanders in the Iraqi field of battle. We may have to put to trial several hundred members of this subset.
Accomplices becomes the Mother Lode, if one uses the legal terminology of 'aiding and abetting' to this element. Here it would be reasonable to discuss, as ZENmud wishes, the role played by the US Mainstream Media (MSM) in its egregious acts of commission and omission. The MSM failed its role by not upholding the founding principles of a Free Press, by both acting as a trumpet for policy of this Republican misAdministration, and in failing to use any skepticism in examination of the announced policies given to the public by Bush the Lesser and his accomplices. Ergo: anyone at FOX News with a prominent on-screen position, as well as the Bush cousin that runs News programming (why name names? ZEN'ers know...) would fall into this category...
Naming names would not help expand this quest; if the Democratic Congress can simply investigate, and if the MSM reports faithfully those situations as they are divulged, then the American people can judge for themselves, wherein the failures began.
But never forget who in our US society refuses to allow any comparisons of Der Fuhrer with der TortureMonkey... ZENistas know the MSM phenomenon...