Monday, September 3, 2012

War Crimes and The Hague

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu thinks former President G.W. Bush and former British P.M. Tony Blair should endure a War Crimes trial at The Hague over the war in Iraq.

"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."

Tutu doesn't know his history.  First and foremost, The Hague has no jurisdiction over the United States. Nor does the United Nations, Indonesia or anyone else.  The United States is a sovereign nation made up of independent states, with its own Constitution and laws.  Don't like it?  Suck it.  Second, no war destabilized the world like WWI, the proximate cause of WWII, the Cold War and damn near every war since.  Third, the war in Iraq is legal and sanctioned by the U.S. Senate.  The Democrat cowards who only wanted to de-legitimize the G.W. Bush presidency have been lying about this for a decade.  Fourth, the United Nations also sanctioned this war through varying resolutions within that body.

Some questions for the Nobel Prize Winner (proof that it is a worthless prize):

  • Do you condone the use of chemical weapons by Saddam against  the Kurds and others?
  • Do you condone the government-sanctioned abductions, torture and murder of innocent civilians by Saddam's regime?
  • Do you sanction Saddam thumbing his nose at UN sanctions?
Tutu is a doddering old fool.  He supported the violence in South Africa which overthrew the apartheid government, but freeing Iraq from the chains of a megalomaniac like Saddam, not so much.

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