|2005-12-08, 03:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC
Bush/Blair should be prosecuted for the invasion of Iraq
Nobel literature laureate Harold Pinter has slammed U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a harsh award lecture, saying they should be prosecuted for the invasion of Iraq.
"The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law," said Pinter
"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand?" he asked
"We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East,"' Pinter said.
He said both Bush and Blair deserve to be arraigned by the Hague, Netherlands-based International Criminal Court.