Instead of obeying the law and refusing to obey an illegal order to start an illegal war the cowards that were the US military establishment took refuge in the old excuse to abrogate personal responsibility of “We were just obeying orders”
Ignoring the fact that after WW II the universal code of Military Justice, The Geneva Rules of warfare and the World Courts standards were that they had an obligation to disobey illegal orders.
To iniate a war against a country that does not pose an immediate threat is illegal. Iraq did not pose an immediate threat. The Iraq war was illegal. Those who just “Followed orders” are war criminials.
Espiacially when the US had a “Professional ” army not one full of supposedly ignorant short term draftees.
Anyone who was of the rank of Major and above or Staff Sargeant anfd above should be busted cashiered stripped pension, of right to vote, own weapons, be bonded, passport and monitored just as we should monitor violent parolees.
Any less and it is a shame and a blot upon our country that will haunt us and our children for generations.
Other countries command structure has shown courage on exactly this issue it is sad that we accept such a low level of competence, ethics and faithfulness to their oaths all in the name of blind, and immoral, obdience.