Sunday, April 01, 2012

Bush and Blair found guilty of war crimes for Iraq attack - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

Bush and Blair found guilty of war crimes for Iraq attack - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: A tribunal in Malaysia, spearheaded by that nation’s former Prime Minister, yesterday found George Bush and Tony Blair guilty of “crimes against peace” and other war crimes for their 2003 aggressive attack on Iraq,

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Bush and Blair found guilty of war crimes for Iraq attack

Former President Bush and then British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Former President Bush and then British Prime Minister Tony Blair  (Credit: AP)
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A tribunal in Malaysia, spearheaded by that nation’s former Prime Minister, yesterday found George Bush and Tony Blair guilty of “crimes against peace” and other war crimes for their 2003 aggressive attack on Iraq, as well as fabricating pretexts used to justify the attack. The seven-member Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal — which featured an American law professor as one of its chief prosecutors — has no formal enforcement power, but was modeled after a 1967 tribunal in Sweden and Denmark that found the U.S. guilty of a war of aggression in Vietnam, and, even more so, after the U.S.-led Nuremberg Tribunal held after World War II. Just as the U.S. steadfastly ignored the 1967 tribunal on Vietnam, Bush and Blair both ignored the summons sent to them and thus were tried in absentia.

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