Bush And Blair Should Be Tried As War Criminals
Bush And Blair Should Be
Tried As War Criminals
When Bush and Blair finally had to abandon their
pretence that the illegal invasion of Iraq was about weapons of mass destruction
they tried to defend their war (and it is their war not ours) by claiming that
their aim had been to depose a tyrant - Saddam Hussein - whose troops had
tortured and killed innocent citizens.
What now is the difference between
Saddam Hussein, George W.Bush and Tony Blair?
If Saddam Hussein is to be
(rightly) held accountable for the actions of his troops should not George Bush
and Tony Blair also be held accountable for the vile actions of the soldiers
acting in their names?
Bush and Blair (and Cheney, Rumsfeld, Straw and
Hoon et al) are war criminals for having started the war against Iraq. Their
The American authorities have threatened to reprimand
the American soldiers who are responsible for the torture of Iraqi prisoners.
Some of those responsible may, it seems, even be forced to resign from the
To say that this is not enough is an understatement of mammoth
proportions. Every one of those responsible should be tried as a war criminal.
If convicted they should be punished in the appropriate way.
from Bush and Rumsfeld (Blair does not `do' apologies, of course) are not enough
- any more than an apology from Saddam Hussein would have been
It is difficult to appreciate it but the fact is that Britain
and America are now the bad guys.
Bush and Blair have made all Americans
and all Britons targets for terrorists.
Bush, Blair are just as
responsible for the evil actions of their soldiers as Saddam Hussein - or Hitler
- were for the crimes committed in their names. Bush, Blair et al must be tried
as war criminals.
The sooner it happens the better it will be for
Britain, for America and for the world.
Copyright Vernon Coleman