In a recent interview, Archbishop Desmond Tutu - a leading figure in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize - stated that Tony Blair and George W. Bush should be charged with war crimes and tried at the Hague. He couldn't be more right. As reported in this Huffington Post article, Tutu stated that:
"The war was an illegal war. Everybody says that. It is not just I that will say it. They started off by going to the United Nations in order to get the backing of the United Nations. Then when they didn’t get what they wanted, they then went off on their own. Anyone with just a modicum of intelligence would say that it is an illegal and therefore immoral war."
"I said they should do at least one thing, apologize for lying to their people, for lying to the world. And then, if they are still obstinate, I should mean to say they really ought to be charged."
Blair and Bush based a war - the War in Iraq - on a lie. Hundreds and thousands died as a result with many more suffering. For what? Oil, and serving the interests of corporate buddies. Why is it only leaders in developing countries are subject to war crimes investigations? The leader of a current empire - the United States - and former empire - Britain - should be just as subject to scrutiny. Recommend this post