The presumption of innocence, sometimes referred to by the Latin expression Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies), is the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty. (Wikipedia)
The Iraq War was fought as a preemptive war,* but you cannot bring peace by waging a war. While it seemed like a small logical step for President George W. Bush to invade Irag, it went against the principle of presumption of innocence. The U.S. legal system is based on this principle because you cannot defend yourself from prejudice or ulterior motives.
Prejudice is based on a sense of judgment, and no one has the right to judge another. Governments have the right to judge whether someone is breaking a law, but the government's power is derived from the people, and the people agree to abide by the laws to maintain a sense of peace. If a war is fought for ulterior motives, such as gaining control of natural sources, there are far superior ways to do so than to place people on both sides in harm's way.
It is failed policy because it goes against the Universal Law of Cause and Effect, and the inalienable rights each person on the planet is granted by the Creator of us all, which are to be able to create our life without interference, to be treated fairly and equally, and to have a voice in our government.
Our Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal leads to the creation of an international government based on Universal Law, which is guarantee to every person on the planet our inalienable rights.
This first proposal looks at the reasoning behind the principle of the presumption of innocence as one of the principles of the international legal system.
Let's start the debate on this principle. The question is whether it is failed foreign policy or justified but based on faulty proof. Please take a moment to reply to our survey in the left sidebar.
*A preemptive war is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived imminent offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an impending (allegedly unavoidable) war shortly before that attack materializes. It is a war which preemptively 'breaks the peace'. (Wikipedia)