The Independent (UK)
April 6, 2003

Case Against Blair and Bush is Beyond Doubt

by John Pilger

. . . Millions now know too much; the crime is all too evident. Tam Dalyell, Father of the House of Commons, a Labour MP for 41 years, says the Prime Minister is a war criminal and should be sent to The Hague. He is serious, because the prima facie case against Blair and Bush is beyond doubt.

In 1946, the Nuremberg Tribunal rejected German arguments of the "necessity" for pre-emptive attacks against its neighbours. "To initiate a war of aggression," said the tribunal's judgment, "is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." . . .

Just as the American invasion of Vietnam was fuelled by racism, in which "gooks" could be murdered with impunity, so the current atrocity in Iraq is from the same mould. . . .


Richard Overy, "Coalition in the dock: There is a strong war crimes case against US and British leaders, but big powers have immunity," Guardian, April 15, 2003

Andrew Gumbel, "Growing Evidence of Deception by Washington," Independent, April 20, 2003

Jonathon Fowler, "U.S. bridles as Annan calls it 'occupying power'," Toronto Star, April 24, 2003

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