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Bush & Blair, war criminals
WE MUST not lose sight of the fact that the war in Iraq is illegal. George Bush and Tony Blair are war criminals. They are, in fact, accessories to murder. It’s possible that George Bush may get away with this as the USA is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC) – but this is not the case for Tony Blair.
Mr Blair has already been denounced by the Father of the House of Commons, Tam Dalyell MP, as a war criminal and we should take every step within our power to ensure that he is hauled before the ICC.
Furthermore, we must take every step to ensure that those British soldiers and sailors serving in the Gulf are accessories to a war crime. They are perfectly within their rights to refuse to fight and they should be encouraged to do so.
Andrew G Stephenson