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Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012

Posted on 09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT by NYer

Groan.

Via BBC:

Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.

Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.

The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.

Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.

Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of his campaign against apartheid, pulled out of a leadership summit in Johannesburg because he refused to share a platform with Mr Blair.

The former Archbishop of Cape Town said the US- and UK-led action launched against Saddam’s regime in 2003 had brought about conditions for the civil war in Syria and a possible Middle East conflict involving Iran.

“The then leaders of the United States [Mr Bush] and Great Britain [Mr Blair] fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart. They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand – with the spectre of Syria and Iran before us,” he said.



TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blair; bush; bushhasser; desmondtutu; icc; iraq; iraqwar; nebelweiners; nobelprize; obamascandals; sa; saddamite; safrica; theelders; thehague; tutu; usefulidiot; warcrimes
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Along with the South Afircans stealing billions and murdering whites and each other?


2 posted on 09/02/2012 3:22:10 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: NYer

Tutu is one moron that never impressed me much. I don’t understand why the commie libs have a love affair with him. I’ve always thought that he was a jerk. Your typical commie freeloader.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 3:22:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: NYer

I wonder if he would be willing to investigate whether Syria has those WMDs ... ::crickets::


4 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: NYer

TU TU....time for you to STFU....


5 posted on 09/02/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: NYer

What about Obama for killing bin Laden for no reason or without authority?


6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: NYer

Is every Nobel Peace Prize winner an anti-American communist idiot? I guess heinie kissinger wasn’t actually a commie, but he sure sold out South Vietnam.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NYer

Screw Tutu! I am surprised he isn’t one of the keynote speakers at the dimwits convention


8 posted on 09/02/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: NYer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

9 posted on 09/02/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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Tuck Futu.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: NYer
Tutu? NOT GUILTY!


11 posted on 09/02/2012 3:36:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NYer

Did Al Gore, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, who also won Nobel Peace Prizes, second his motion?


12 posted on 09/02/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: NYer

FU TU TU


13 posted on 09/02/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: NYer

Once again, whatever you do, do not imagine Tutu and Jimmy Carter as boyfriends.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:08:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: bergmeid

“Don’t mess with my Tu Tu
Don’t mess with my Tu Tu
Now you could have the other woman
But don’t mess with my Tu Tu”


15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:09:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NYer

What’s that girl from FACTS OF LIFE know about Iraq?


16 posted on 09/02/2012 4:10:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NYer

What can you expect from a guy named after a ballet dancer’s skirt?


17 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:09 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: NYer

Whenever I see the term “Nobel Winner”, I stop reading and tune it out.
The Nobel prize has become nothing more then a political joke.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:16:08 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: NYer

Well, if a leftist from some 3rd world country ask for it, it’s a done deal.

Why does anyone give a sh!t what these lefties think any longer?


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:16:31 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Revolting cat!; blueunicorn6

You two slay me - - !


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:18:13 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: NYer
Well Desmond, you need to include the U.N., Parliament, and Congress who also signed off on the war.

Senility is a tough thing to watch.

5.56mm

21 posted on 09/02/2012 4:18:13 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: NYer

And Desmond Tutu should be tried for the terrorism he did in his journey to the Nobel peace prise.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: NYer
The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.

Another example of a libtard evading reality by dropping context . Bush liberated millions in Iraq from oppression and the violation of their natural rights by a brutal dictator. Bush also prevented the natural rights of Americans from being violated by an enemy, which is one of the major purposes of a rational and just government.Bush has the moral high ground.

23 posted on 09/02/2012 4:19:08 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Wow! A Rockin’ Sydney reference. Saw him open up for John Conley at the Bayfront in Corpus Christi many years ago. A strange pairing ... but it worked. ;o)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM7e-7QNYnE
My Toot Toot - Rockin’ Sydney


24 posted on 09/02/2012 4:19:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NYer

Useful idiot


25 posted on 09/02/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: NYer

Origin of TUTU

French, from (baby talk) tutu (backside)
First Known Use: 1913

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutu


26 posted on 09/02/2012 4:28:02 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: mjp
Yep.

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27 posted on 09/02/2012 4:42:15 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: NYer

Few people are aware that this senile douchebag is also a vicious Jew-hater. I won’t even type what he as said about the Jew and Israel. I just hope he drops dead tonight.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 4:43:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: NYer

Desmond Tutu is still p.o.’ed that Jimmy Carter stole the presidency of Zimbabwe from him and gave it to Robert Mugabe.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: NYer

Tutu and that other murderous Communist Nobel thug Mandala should both have been tried, convicted and executed long ago.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: NYer
Hey...if we're gonna do headlines:

"FReeper Hoagy62 calls for Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu to be Committed to a Mental Asylum"

31 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:44 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Pictures?


32 posted on 09/02/2012 4:55:02 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking!)
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To: NYer

Sling an AK-47 over his shoulder and I see Comrade Mugabe.Anyone else?


33 posted on 09/02/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: montag813

Sorry you didn’t. If available, you should post some links. People should know this about him as well. If you post them, I’ll do my bit to spread the word.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 5:02:02 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking!)
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To: NYer

The Iraq War made the world more unstable than any other conflict in history??? Really???

What about World War II? What are his criteria for determining threats to world peace, and the “instability” of the entire world when a war happens????


35 posted on 09/02/2012 5:28:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NYer
The new Nobel Prize awarded FAANUEBB*...

*For Accomplishing Absolutely Nothing Useful Except Being Black.
Just like Idi Amin, who had lots more medals.

36 posted on 09/02/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The Iraq War made the world more unstable than any other conflict in history,

If this ignoramus thinks "stability" is so precious, he must have loved the nuclear stand-off of the cold war. The world was never more stable--everyone was afraid to make a move.

37 posted on 09/02/2012 5:55:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: montag813
I won’t even type what he as said about the Jew and Israel.

If you fear the wrath of lame FR administrators, might you share that with me via private message?

I am always up for learning politically incorrect quotes from the delusional terminally righteous world commies.

38 posted on 09/02/2012 6:01:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: TigerClaws
Along with the South Afircans stealing billions and murdering whites and each other?

Did they also get a Nobel Prize for inventing "necklacing?"

Or is that a Pulitzer.

39 posted on 09/02/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: NYer

“Desmond Tutu” - Definition: Swahili, meaning Al Sharpton.


40 posted on 09/02/2012 6:07:26 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
I wonder if he would be willing to investigate whether Syria has those WMDs ... ::crickets::

And if they do he should see if they were manufactured by the only other Baathist regime in the area. After that he should drink a nice big cup of STFU!

Regards,
GtG

41 posted on 09/02/2012 6:11:29 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: NYer

Blair yes, Bush no.


42 posted on 09/02/2012 6:19:21 PM PDT by Vide
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To: mjp
Another example of a libtard evading reality by dropping context . Bush liberated millions in Iraq from oppression and the violation of their natural rights by a brutal dictator. Bush also prevented the natural rights of Americans from being violated by an enemy, which is one of the major purposes of a rational and just government.Bush has the moral high ground.

Desmond Tutu simply doesn't like Americans. frontpagemag.com website commentary from Jan 2003::

Moral equivalence. We’ve seen it a million times since the attacks of 9-11. It is the "peace" movement’s dogma, holding that the collateral, unintended killing of Afghan civilians during the US military campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda is the moral equivalent of the 9-11 mass murders in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. By extension, America’s military response is deemed unwarranted "vengeance" that merely perpetuates "the cycle of violence."

A leading proponent of this view is Desmond Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town and the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work against South African apartheid. "Might is not right," says Tutu. "If it is utterly reprehensible that innocent civilians were targeted in New York and Washington, how could we possibly say it doesn’t apply elsewhere in the world?" Last week he lamented how "sad" it was "to see a powerful country [the US] use its power frequently unilaterally" to bully the rest of the world.

Tutu characterizes America’s war on terrorism as an exercise in "vengeance" rather than justice. Subtly underlying this assertion is the unspoken axiom that the enemy that struck on 9-11 was not animated by premeditated evil, but was itself responding to America’s original injustice. While acknowledging that al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization, Tutu maintains that many of its followers are "not lunatic fringe [but rather] are quite intelligent," and that Americans need to ask themselves why such people "should be willing to pilot a plane and go to their deaths" to strike a blow against the US.

To that question, Tutu himself provides a ready answer. The 9-11 attacks, he says, were caused by the "poverty, hunger, and disease" plaguing the Third World, which he blamed, by implication, on the United States. He has even gone so far as to say that if a visitor from outer space were to survey the international scene on earth, such a creature would recoil in horror at the manner in which the wealthy, presumably exploitative US spends so much money on its war-making capabilities and so little on humanitarian causes. "A minute fraction of these defense budgets would ensure that God’s children everywhere would have clean water, enough to eat, a decent home, a proper education, and accessible and affordable health care," says Tutu. In short, if only America would give up its selfishness, the have-nots of the world could live better.

One wonders why Tutu chooses to assign responsibility for the poverty of other nations to no one but the United States. One further wonders why he fails to note that America has historically given far more humanitarian aid to foreign populations than has any other nation on earth. Indeed Tutu makes no mention of the vast sums our country has recently sent to the needy in such far-flung places as Mozambique, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Nicaragua, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, and Kosovo – to say nothing of the $848 million in aid to Afghanistan last year. And finally, one wonders whether the vaunted Nobel Prize winner or his mythical "space visitor" have ever contemplated what additional disasters might have befallen the targets of aggression in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Kuwait – if not for the intervention of America’s "war-making capabilities."

While Tutu’s estimation of American culpability for international crises is obviously quite high, the reader may find it refreshing to learn that he considers all evildoers to be ultimately redeemable. Addressing worshippers at Boston’s Episcopal Church of St. Paul last February, for instance, Tutu asserted that it was wrong to categorically depict America’s enemies as "evil." "We’re giving up on a fellow human being when we demonize a fellow human being," he said. Exhorting his listeners to remember that Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, and al-Qaeda members are also children of God, he stated that "the Christian God we worship gives up on no one." But it is nothing new to hear Tutu complain that America is too quick to condemn people. Indeed during a 1999 speech, he told an audience of more than 1,300 that "some of the greatest saints in the Christian firmament were notorious sinners," and wondered aloud whether such people as Mary Magdalene and St. Francis "would have survived indictment" in the United States.

Eager though he may be to pass judgment on American policies, this same Desmond Tutu has openly proclaimed not only compassionate understanding – but unabashed admiration – for Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s so-called "Mother of the Nation." Prominent in the Soviet-sponsored African National Congress (ANC), which was closely aligned with the South African Communist Party, Ms. Mandela used her notorious bodyguards in a protracted reign of terror, torture, and murder. The ANC committed innumerable atrocities in the name of liberation, prompting a 1988 Pentagon Report to list it as one of the world's "more notorious terrorist groups."


43 posted on 09/02/2012 6:19:56 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
>> Tutu is one moron that never impressed me much. I don’t understand why the commie libs have a love affair with him. <<

Me either. His title is "The former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa" I looked it up once, and Anglicans make up a whooping 6% of the population of South Africa. When will the media rush out to determine how the former Lutheran Synod President of St. Louis, Missouri feels about the Iraq War and gay marriage? He's got as much religious authority as this guy.

44 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:20 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: NYer

Tutu wants to give a pass to Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Madeline Albright, Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, Sandy Berger, Carl Levin, John Kerry, Tom Daschle, Nancy Pelosi, Bob Graham, Robert Byrd, Jay Rockefeller, Henry Waxman and Hillary Clinton who ALL urged that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction?

FUTUTU.


45 posted on 09/02/2012 7:29:38 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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OK. Here's MY interpretation of what I think of ol' Desmond's mental acuity. He is so full of ___ that it's amazing he can assume a standing position from a chair.

Racist old bugger!

46 posted on 09/02/2012 8:28:27 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

F TuTu and Mandela.

They are both hard line communists, coming out of the Soviet sphere of manipulation.

They both should have been taken out to a wall and a bullet put to the back of their heads.


47 posted on 09/03/2012 5:18:47 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: NYer

stupid things like this remind us that any idiot that supports giving up our sovereignty to the un or some world government should be tried for treason.

blessings, bobo


48 posted on 09/03/2012 5:51:33 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: NYer
Meanwhile Baraq Hussein Ubama gets a pass for the torture, abuse, and murder of a POW named Momar Gaddafi. Secretary of Hate Hillary Clinton cheered his demise laughing and saying "WE got him!".

Gadhafi’s last moments alive

The final bloody moments of Muammar Gaddafi’s life were still shrouded in confusion today as conflicting reports emerged about who fired the shot that actually killed him.

49 posted on 09/03/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.

Islamists have been emboldened by the likes of Mr. Tutu and Ubama. Barack's foreign policy has been decidedly pro-Islamist.

The War on Terror has been ended by an anti-American in the White House.

If things are "unstable" it's because the violent face of Islamic imperialism has been revealed and no one wants to confront the evil theocratic agenda of an anti-Christ cult.

50 posted on 09/03/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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