Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wanted: Tony Blair for war crimes. Arrest him and claim your reward

Chilcot and the courts won't do it, so it is up to us to show that we won't let an illegal act of mass murder go unpunished

George Monbiot
guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010

"The only question that counts is the one that the Chilcot inquiry won't address: was the war with Iraq illegal? If the answer is yes, everything changes. The war is no longer a political matter, but a criminal one, and those who commissioned it should be committed for trial for what the Nuremberg tribunal called "the supreme international crime": the crime of aggression......

At this stage the arrests will be largely symbolic, though they are likely to have great political resonance. But I hope that as pressure builds up and the crime of aggression is adopted by the courts, these attempts will help to press ­governments to prosecute. There must be no hiding place for those who have committed crimes against peace. No ­civilised country can allow mass ­murderers to move on."

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