Sean Murphy Transcript Now Posted

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The Echo Chamber documentary interview with Sean Murphy is now posted online here.

Murphy describes himself as a moderate International Lawyer from George Washington University. His GWU bio shows his impressive credentials including representing the US government before the Hague and working for the State Department.

Murphy's background brings even more credibility to his following statement:

"I would say that the vast majority of scholars in the field of international law would say that the justification asserted by the United States and its allies for invading Iraq is not regarded as being adequate under international law."

Murphy wrote an extensive article expanding on the inadequacy of the Bush Administration's Legal Argument. I have referenced Murphy's insights on my blog here, here, here and here.

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"You have to look at a legal argument for invading another country at the time that you're actually invading the other country. It has to stand or fall at that time, I think. Otherwise, we'll get into a situation where we say, "Well we're invading. We're not quite sure what the basis is going to be. We'll tell you after we get in there and figure it out." And then "Oh, by the way, we got in there, and we can't find a basis." And it's just not going to work that way. So you have to look at what was the basis in March of 2003 for the coalition to go in? Did they have a legal authorization to do it, or didn't they? And as I've indicated, I don't think they did."