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Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague
Philly. com ^ | September 2, 2012 | David Stringer

Posted on 09/02/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT by gusopol3

LONDON - 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blair; bush; iraq; tutu
also: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/02/tony-blair-iraq-war-desmond-tutu
1 posted on 09/02/2012 5:42:34 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Totally bogus premise. And what of 9/11? And what of Obama’s foray into Libya or Africa?


2 posted on 09/02/2012 5:45:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: gusopol3

I thought he was dead and gone.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 5:47:09 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: gusopol3

No, the old pious fraud is still running interference for the ANC goons.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 5:48:30 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Obadiah

He may have a point but I submit it was Sadam Husein who got that whole ball rolling by invading Kuwait.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 5:49:45 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Obadiah

I think his slip is showing in that he tries to paint this as a racist concession , mentioning only “Asian and African peers.” The highest profile Hague trials I know of were of the white European Serbs.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 5:55:00 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

FU TUTU


7 posted on 09/02/2012 6:03:19 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: gusopol3
The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history,"

More than Vietnam?
8 posted on 09/02/2012 6:04:29 AM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: gusopol3

Has Mr. Tutu forgotten the Treaty of Versailles?


9 posted on 09/02/2012 6:07:03 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: gusopol3

And how’s the human rights of your precious ANC doing..? you communist stooge.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 6:08:52 AM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: gusopol3

Hey TUTU....take care of your own backyard DICTATORS and KILLERS at the ANC who are RUINING South Africa!! STFU.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: gusopol3

Et tu, Tutu? F U


12 posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:47 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: gusopol3
ToolTu is a commie at heart, and like all 'good" commies needed to try to make himself "relevant again by speaking of the "atrocities" of those who would hunt down and kill those "freedom fighters" who kill innocents out of frustration at being considered animals who are only defending the "name and honor" of their impotent god.

My God needs no defense by mortal men - He is a big boy who stands on His own...

13 posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: gusopol3

Wow, and he’s a Nobel Peace prize winner, just like Obama and Arafat. Why don’t you look in your own back yard, you J.O.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 6:11:11 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And may God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: gusopol3
The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu,

Tutu wrote the above because he preferred the world do the morally convient thing; ignore the horrors committed by Saddam Husein.

War happens because people like Tutu allow horrors to accumulate until somethjing has to be done.

15 posted on 09/02/2012 6:16:18 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Can you afford to keep him?)
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To: Obadiah
“And what of 9/11? And what of Obama’s foray into Libya or Africa?”

_______

That's different and merely mentioning it is racist/S

16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: trebb

But Phil Donahue loves him!!!


17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:17:36 AM PDT by ontap
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To: gusopol3

Tutu is a failed peacenik in the mold of Jimmy Carter....his ridding of white apartheid in South Africa only brought in worse Black Apartheid for both blacks and whites.

Bush and Blair are far from war criminals. If they are war criminals, then what was Franklin Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson?

Bush and Blair’s only problem was that they were too concerned with peacenuts like Tutu....and not executing the military action stronger...Bush’s “Islam is a religion of peace” comments showed a lack of committment to truly eradicate Islamic Terrorism


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:22:51 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: gusopol3

So-so Tutu blows smoke. How many divisions you got to make the bust for you, Tootsie?


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:20 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: gusopol3

Well I’ve figured it out ... why are ALL Episcopalians a little “nuts?” Bad wine.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:41:27 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: gusopol3

Tutu should face excommunication for being a heretic.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:46:37 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: gusopol3

Throw in Clinton for murdering women and children in Serbia as well as Oboma for murdering women and children in numerous locations and it is a deal


22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by winodog
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To: Dallas59

No such luck.

Fortunately only racist blacks pay much attention to him.

Personally I equate him with Mandella, another racist black who helped destroy his own country.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I was baptized Episcopalian & married in an Episcopalian ceremony. You probably really don’t want to brushstroke an ENTIRE group of people. Not cool.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 7:00:53 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: gusopol3

Seventeen U.N. (useless nothing) resolutions tell Tutu to stick it where the sun don’t shine!


25 posted on 09/02/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: leaning conservative
Why can't Episcopalians ever win at chess?

They can't tell a bishop from a queen...

*grin*

26 posted on 09/02/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: gusopol3

OK, if the war had not been fought, would Tutu have agreed to be responsible for the deaths of the million or more Sadaam would have murdered since then?

90% of the “innocent” war deaths resulted from the activities of Muslim terrorists, the rest by unintentional collateral damage by coalition troops.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Bush’s “Islam is a religion of peace” comments showed a lack of committment to truly eradicate Islamic Terrorism

The only way to eradicate Islamic terrorism is to eradicate Islam. Ain't gonn'a happen until Amageddon and the defeat of Satan.

28 posted on 09/02/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: gusopol3
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.

Spoken by a guy who knows nothing about history, I guess. I think Tutu may moonlight as this guy...


29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:35:08 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: gusopol3

It’s important to never, ever imagine Tutu moving in with Jimmy Carter to be his boyfriend, because you might imagine the two of them naked together.

So don’t ever do this.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:44:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: gusopol3
obama’s policies in Egypt and the mahgreb have done more to destabilize the center of the world than 4 years of war in Iraq that removed Saddam Hussein and attempted to boot a muslim country into western political enlightenment

I suppose TuTu considers Mugabe a stabilizing character for Africa. His own country is a cesspool.

Bush sent more US money to Africa than any other world figure, and addressed AIDs with tangible results.

Does tutu have brain shrinkage issues or something else?

31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)

gay mawwiage ... it’s what bwings us togever!


32 posted on 09/02/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: gusopol3

They actually wanted to put Clinton on trial.

Bush wouldn’t give him up.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 7:51:40 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: gusopol3

Forego a trial and just shoot Tutu.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 8:08:38 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: ontap
But Phil Donahue loves him!!!

LOL! Thanks for the laugh. I can picture him popping his eyeglasses up with his finger as he does "battle" by shouting down any guest who has the temerity to speak truth to his BS.

35 posted on 09/02/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: gusopol3

Apparently Tutu doesn’t realized that he’s bagged his limit. You only get to obliterate one nation per lifetime.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: gusopol3

Men wearing tutus are bad enough. Men named tutu should go live with Rahm Emanuel.


37 posted on 09/02/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)

Ok, that’s a good one!


38 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:03 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: gusopol3

Sadly the priest is gravely mistaken. Take a long hard look at World War I ,it literally destroyed regimes that had lasted centuries & killed millions & enslaved millions more(Communist Revolution in Russia in 1917). Also the silly priest should be happy that the Middle East except for Israel is not something that resembles the “Forbidden Zone” from the original Planet of the Apes movie back in the 70’s.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 3:52:26 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: leaning conservative

Why not? If you are a supportive member of that church, then you are one of the people that has destroyed it for the rest if us. I too grew up in it, and I’m angry it has become the gay church. It is people like you that don’t realize, through their continued support, that YOU are the brush stroke.


40 posted on 09/03/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: gusopol3
Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

Tutu is nothing but a despicable little prick.
41 posted on 09/03/2012 6:31:03 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Sorry, it’s one thing to deride an institution, it’s a whole nother deal to brushstroke individuals. I have issues w/ the organization that is the Catholic church, but I would NEVER take it out on the individual who is Catholic.


42 posted on 09/03/2012 7:34:45 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative
Sorry, it’s one thing to deride an institution, it’s a whole nother deal to brushstroke individuals. I have issues w/ the organization that is the Catholic church, but I would NEVER take it out on the individual who is Catholic

It's the "individuals" that make up the organization. If they SUPPORT an Institution that you do not believe in, then they represent that Institution. If they do not agree with it, then they should bail out LIKE I DID.

43 posted on 09/03/2012 3:31:18 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)
reminds me of my father's quip:
The Jews, who can figure them out? They live like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.
44 posted on 10/30/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by Sarah
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