September 9, 2012

WHICH RAISES THE OBVIOUS QUESTION...:

Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague (DAVID STRINGER, 9/02/12, Associated Press)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq

Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions."

The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984.

"Those responsible for this suffering and loss of life 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," he added.

Why shouldn't Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu be tried alongside them for destabilizing South Africa?  The only possible answer, of course, is that he believes black South Africans deserved self-governance but Iraqi Shi'a and Kurds don't. Advocating for the stability of totalitarian dictatorships is simply evil.

Posted by at September 9, 2012 12:36 PM
  

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