Skip to comments.Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague
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.
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Totally bogus premise. And what of 9/11? And what of Obama’s foray into Libya or Africa?
I thought he was dead and gone.
No, the old pious fraud is still running interference for the ANC goons.
He may have a point but I submit it was Sadam Husein who got that whole ball rolling by invading Kuwait.
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.
Has Mr. Tutu forgotten the Treaty of Versailles?
And how’s the human rights of your precious ANC doing..? you communist stooge.
Hey TUTU....take care of your own backyard DICTATORS and KILLERS at the ANC who are RUINING South Africa!! STFU.
Et tu, Tutu? F U
My God needs no defense by mortal men - He is a big boy who stands on His own...
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.
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.
That's different and merely mentioning it is racist/S
But Phil Donahue loves him!!!
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
So-so Tutu blows smoke. How many divisions you got to make the bust for you, Tootsie?
Well I’ve figured it out ... why are ALL Episcopalians a little “nuts?” Bad wine.
Tutu should face excommunication for being a heretic.
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
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.
I was baptized Episcopalian & married in an Episcopalian ceremony. You probably really don’t want to brushstroke an ENTIRE group of people. Not cool.
Seventeen U.N. (useless nothing) resolutions tell Tutu to stick it where the sun don’t shine!
They can't tell a bishop from a queen...
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.
The only way to eradicate Islamic terrorism is to eradicate Islam. Ain't gonn'a happen until Amageddon and the defeat of Satan.
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.
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?
gay mawwiage ... it’s what bwings us togever!
They actually wanted to put Clinton on trial.
Bush wouldn’t give him up.
Forego a trial and just shoot Tutu.
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.
Apparently Tutu doesn’t realized that he’s bagged his limit. You only get to obliterate one nation per lifetime.
Men wearing tutus are bad enough. Men named tutu should go live with Rahm Emanuel.
Ok, that’s a good one!
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.
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.
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.
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