Interview with Plaintiff

Sundus Shaker Saleh with Lead Counsel Inder Comar  • May 15, 2013

Media Coverage 

Refugee Hopes UK’s Iraq War Inquiry Revives Her Lawsuit Against Bush Administration
CBS SF Bay Area • July 28, 2016
But now, following the July 6th public release of a six-year British investigation into the lead-up to the Iraq War, the plaintiff believes the report contains enough evidence to prove that the invasion of Iraq was illegal under international law and by extension, under U.S. federal law.

Former US Attorney General files brief in lawsuit challenging legality of Iraq War
Truthout • June 15, 2015
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark told Truthout that Saleh’s case represents a crucial struggle for anyone concerned with human rights. “It is always necessary to pursue the course of justice against those who commit injustices,” Clark said.

Bush, Iraq, and the long quest for justice
Byline • May 7, 2015
San Francisco attorney Inder Comar breaks from his business law practice to apply the Nuremberg Principles to the neocons who invaded Iraq.

Federal judge tosses Iraqi woman’s suit against George W. Bush
San Francisco Chronicle • December 25, 2014
“This was a serious attempt to hold U.S. leaders accountable under laws set down at the Nuremberg trials in 1946,” Comar said. In seeking dismissal of Saleh’s suit, lawyers from President Obama’s Justice Department argued that the case was covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act and its deadlines because Bush and his aides acted within the “scope of their employment” in conducting the war. Saleh, in response, said it wasn’t covered by that law because the president was actually pursuing a private ideological agenda that he had displayed long before taking office in 2001.

Republicans v. Obama – and other times the president has been sued
Washington Post • July 11th, 2014
2013: Saleh v. Bush – Although he’s out of office, former president George W. Bush is facing litigation relating to his presidency. He is being sued, along with several members of his administration, by a single Iraqi mother for crimes of aggression against the Iraqi people and for violating the Nuremberg Principles. The Obama administration has tried to protect the defendants by attempting to bring down the case twice, unsuccessfully. Saleh filed her second amended complaint on Jun 8.

Bush war crimes complaint still alive as court allows Second Amended Complaint • June 26th, 2014
On May 20, 2014, the United States District Court Northern District of California dismissed the original complaint with leave to file a Second Amended Complaint by June 9, 2014. The Second Amended Complaint was indeed filed on June 9, by D. Inder Comar, of the law firm Comar Law.

Iraqi mom faces Justice Department pushback in lawsuit against Bush, Cheney for war crimes
Huffington Post • August 28, 2013
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Saleh — a single mother and Iraqi refugee allegedly forced into Jordan in 2005 by violence in the wake of the U.S. invasion — claims top officials in the Bush administration violated laws set down at the Nuremberg Trials, used to prosecute Nazi war criminals.

CrossTalk: Justice Deficit
CrossTalk with Peter Lavelle • September 30, 2013

DOJ wants immunity for war criminals
The Young Turks • August 22, 2013

DOJ pursues immunity for Bush and six others for Iraq war crime • August 22nd, 2013
The Department of Justice has filed a Grant of Immunity for war crimes against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz, and Donald Rumsfeld. The filing for the immunity of war crimes was made with the United States District Court, Northern District of California San Francisco Division.

Saleh v. Bush: suing a president over the Iraq War
Australian Broadcasting Channel • September 6, 2013
Sundus Shaker Saleh is a single mother and survivor of the Iraq war who’s taking on a David and Goliath battle

Why an Iraqi single mom is suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
Yes Magazine • August 16th, 2013
In Saleh v. Bush, she alleges that the Iraq War was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and therefore constituted a “crime of aggression” under international law—a designation first set down in the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. The aim of the suit is simple: to achieve justice for Iraqis, and to show that no one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law.

Bay Area marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq War
NBC • March 20th, 2013
Helping Iraqi’s gain democracy was America’s goal. The war started when then President George W. Bush declared that there were weapons of mass destruction. None were found. That’s why San Francisco  attorney D. Inder Comar  says he is suing former President Bush, and members of his administration on behalf of an Iraqi refuge who fled to Jordan at the height of the war.



Litigating the US Invasion of Iraq