There is no such thing as an “illegal war”

I sat through yet another tirade of ignorance last night during Question Time, with yet more members of the public and some of the panel claiming that the war in Iraq was illegal – a classic case of a lie being repeated often enough so that it becomes believable.

Can we just get this straight once and for all. There is no such thing as an ‘illegal war’. There is no such thing as international law. Show me the statute book! I don’t recall us having signed sovereignty over to the UN… yet.

Sure, the UN security council did not approve the war, but then China and Russia didn’t approve involvement in Kosovo, so that was an illegal war, right? On the ‘illegal war’ basis, we should have left the Serb forces to kill more Moslem civilians then.