What on Earth are you babbling about? (1) Saddam Hussein has been in a prison cell since 2003. (2) The Bush White House openly rejects International Law. They make up their own laws.
Wake up already!
Your link says alot about your post. No wonder you are so brainwashed if you think that information from an extreme liberalist site like that is 'neutral'.
That is the same as a redneck saying that he gets his information from the KKK.
And you are correct. Saddam was in Jail from 2003. Did you notice how I paraphrased the legislation as saying 'the defending force', not 'the Government Leader'.
We destroyed and defeated the Iraqi Military in 21 days. After a few weeks we began fighting insurgent guerillas, some of which were ex-iraqi soldiers and alot of which were jihadis who always hated the US and were dying for an excuse to fight us. DO you really believe that all these people From Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan just woke up one day and decided to chant 'death to America'??
It is an idealogy that has been brewing for a long long time. Now we are fighting the 'war on terror' in Iraq.
The Iraqi soldiers that were taken as Prisoners of War were mostly released right away. The people who are captured now are being held as 'unlawful combatants'. SO no, Hussein does not have current deaths blamed on him. These deaths are attributed to the individual groups who are involved in the insurgency.
This is where the war went wrong. Rumsfeld and Bush made some shocking calls when it came to war tactics. They should never have let the insurgency evolve.
If you cannot understand this, you will never understand. So I suggest you find yourself a rock to crawl under for the next decade.