Former Dem Sen: Obama Could Face War Crimes for Continuing Bush Policies

The United States' presence in Pakistan and Afghanistan is only furthering the spread of terrorism and President Obama could be charged with war crimes, former Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) wrote Wednesday.

"Why are we killing GIs to spread terrorism?" Hollings, a longtime (though now-retired) lawmaker asked in a blog post for the Huffington Post. "The best way to stabilize is to get out. It became a matter of conscience for me years ago."

Hollings argued that Obama's continuation of some of former President Bush's tactical strategies in the war on terror could make Obama liable for war crimes charges.

"Yesterday I read an article that it won't be long before charging President George W. Bush with war crimes for killing civilians in Pakistan with drones," he argued. "Now the same charge could be made against President Obama."

Hollings said there is no good reason for the United States to remain in Afghanistan, discounting arguments that more troops are need to enchance the stability of the region.

"What we can't understand is that we are creating terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan," he asserted.