The sad fact is that the American hostages in Iraq were forgotten casualties of war.
Bushire, Hanjam, Bahrein, Abadan and Basra Summary showing Import and Export Values of Trade in the Persian Gulf (excluding Iraq and Arabistan) in two pre-war years and in the latest post-war year available.
I find somewhat ironic the current outcry about the use of poison gas by Iraq from states which did nothing at the time.
The reaction of the American public to the invasion of Iraq reveals a startling ambivalence to war in contemporary times.
The legitimacy of the World Tribunal on Iraq is located in the collective conscience of humanity.