Can somebody explain to me how it is illegal? For example, what laws were broken, etc.
It is not illegal, it's just not an official war since Congress never declared war. That's how I remember it at least.
I belive the argument is that we never formally declared war and there was just a resolution granting power to the President to user military power.
Or the argument that it was against International law, but the US Constitution doesn't recognize International Law, so that one is just stupid.
Real wars don't follow any rules/laws so they can't be illegal.
<Teth> It's best not to talk to Gunther, though
<Jarlaxle> why ? he's a legend
<Teth> He's primarily a legend because he's very good at antagonizing the ops without going far enough to be pwnz0red
<@erik> Gunther will, true to his nature, probably get himself banned again soon enough ;)
Whoever has the power makes the rules. End of story.
I think the main argument of the impeach-Bush crowd is that he went to war nder false pretenses. They basically say he/his staff knew there were no WMDs in Iraq, that Saddam posed no threat, but they went ahead anyway.
That and his supposed expl0iting of international laws in guantanamo.