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South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for their role in the Iraq war.
Seen this kind of story pop up a bit lately, bet nothing will come of it, but who knows.... It might gain some traction.
Would be nice to see some sense come back to the world.
Although i think if someone put the effort in and had the resources, then they probably would have a case that these two scumbags would have to answer.
How old is he, is he still mentally competent?
"The then leaders of the United States and Great Britain fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart," he said.
"They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand - with the spectre of Syria and Iran before us."
He said different standards appeared to be set for prosecuting African leaders than western ones, and that the death toll during and after the Iraq conflict was sufficient on its own for the former leaders to face action.
"On these grounds, alone, in a consistent world, those responsible should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in The Hague."
Originally posted by Skinon
So we should just let them get away with it? ........
All the instigators of any war should be automatically held on trial to prove to the public and world that the reasons for causing the deaths of thousands of people in 'regime change' were justifiable
So we should just let them get away with it?
No point in the nuremburg trials i spose.
If we constantly dont stand up, letting the government do what they want when they want
then we are all going to go down the -o wait thats right. Thats what is already happening!
We are all doomed because of exactly this stance. That it 'doesn't matter' because it was in the past.
Do you not feel that he has just proven that the US government can do exactly what they want
and to other countries what they want, yet turn around and oust dictators and extremists using the
very same laws that they have broken? What if another country defied the UN's laws and sanctions?
USA would invade them citing the same crap that you are fed everyday.
All the instigators of any war should be automatically held on trial to prove to the public and world that the reasons for causing the deaths of thousands of people in 'regime change' were justifiable. If they weren't then they should't have a problem taking the stand.
If you were to kill someone and be brought to trial for it ten years after the fact, having committed no other serious offenses and living a productive lifestyle - is it justice to imprison you (remove you from your source of income), fine you into bankruptcy, etc?
No. That's spitefulness at best - sadistic vengeance at worst.
The problem is that people in the U.S. are so focused on the past that they have forgotten there is a present ever-expanding into the future. So focused, are we, on bringing justice to events in the past that we have forgotten there is a future full of the same problems (and worse)