[Marxism] Desmond Tutu rips Tony Blair
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Sat Sep 1 17:45:42 MDT 2012
"On what grounds do we decide that Robert Mugabe should go the
International Criminal Court, Tony Blair should join the international
speakers' circuit, bin Laden should be assassinated, but Iraq should
be invaded, not because it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as
Mr Bush's chief supporter, Mr Blair, confessed last week, but in order
to get rid of Saddam Hussein?
"The cost of the decision to rid Iraq of its by-all-accounts despotic
and murderous leader has been staggering, beginning in Iraq itself.
Last year, an average of 6.5 people died there each day in suicide
attacks and vehicle bombs, according to the Iraqi Body Count project.
More than 110,000 Iraqis have died in the conflict since 2003 and
millions have been displaced. By the end of last year, nearly 4,500
American soldiers had been killed and more than 32,000 wounded.
"On these grounds alone, in a consistent world, 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."
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure
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