Claims that the UK has committed war crimes against Iraqi civilians are being examined by the International Criminal Court after complaints by a panel of legal experts.
In a letter seen by The Independent on Sunday, the chief prosecutor of the ICC in The Hague has described the war crimes allegations as “one of the most significant” cases he has seen, and were being given “deserved weight” by his investigators.
Luis Moreno Ocampo, the chief prosecutor, indicated that his office has now begun the formal process of gathering evidence about the claims and is now expected to ask the Government to explain its military strategy in Iraq.
(Source: Independent On Sunday)
I would love to see Butcher Blair in the dock, looking dishevelled and confused as he’s properly charged with the slaughter of tens of thousands of Iraqis.
Sadly, I don’t think it will happen. Not because we haven’t committed those war crimes (did all those Iraqis just evaporate?) but because it’s the winners who write history, including who’s tried for war crimes. And since the UK government is in league with the US government, the dominant military power on Earth, I can’t see either party letting itself be inconvenienced by international law
Basically, it’s the old joke:
Where does an eight-hundred-pound gorilla sit?
Anywhere he wants to.