PAST MOTIONS - Irish Anti-War Movement AGM Wynn’s Hotel 26th April 2009

4 WAR CRIMINALS

"Tony" Blair as war criminals due their actions which led their countries into an illegal war and occupation of Iraq, and the killing thousands of civilians throughout the occupation.

As John Pilger has reported: “Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley compared the status of George W. Bush with that of Pinochet. “Outside [the United States] there is not the ambiguity about what to do about a war crime,” he said. “So if you try to travel, most people abroad are going to view you not as ‘former President George Bush’ [but] as a current war criminal.”

Rumsfeld has twice been indicted for war crimes in Germany.

The International Criminal Court, to which Britain is a signatory, has received a record number of petitions related to Blair’s wars. Spain’s celebrated Judge Baltasar Garzon, who indicted Pinochet and the leaders of the Argentinian military junta, has called for George W. Bush, Blair and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar to be prosecuted for the invasion of Iraq - “one of the most sordid and unjustifiable episodes in recent human history: a devastating attack on the rule of law” that had left the UN “in tatters”. He said, “There is enough of an argument in 650,000 deaths for this investigation to start without delay.”

Proposed

 

: Memet Uludag IAWM Steering Committee / Accepted at the AGM

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