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Court Finds Bush and Co Guilty of War Crimes

On 12 May 2012, a war crimes tribunal in Malaysia found George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and several other high ranking members of the American administration, guilty of war crimes and of crimes against humanity.

The 'Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal', part of an initiative by former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, unanimously found Bush and seven of his associates guilty of torture and war crimes.

Full transcripts of the charges, witness statements and other relevant material will now be sent to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.

Former UN Assistant Secretary General, Denis Halliday, attended the War Crimes Tribunal and stated;

"The UN is a weak body ... and it’s corrupted by member states, who use the Security Council for their own interests.

"They don’t respect the charter. They don’t respect the international law. They don’t respect the Geneva Conventions.

"As long as they continue to use the UN it’s going to be somehow redundant possibly a dangerous and certainly corrupted organisation."

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir commented:

“I hope people in the world will take notice and they should actually ... these are basically murderers and they kill on large scale”

The tribunal, which consisted of former federal judges and several academics, paid particular attention to the failure of the Western military to find a single weapon of mass destruction in Iraq. WMDs were cited by the Western coalition as a major reason for their military intervention. It also declared the war to be in contravention of the will of the United Nations.

All of us who have continually lobbied to have George W. Bush and Tony Blair tried for their role in the illegal invasion of Iraq are finally seeing those efforts being recognised.

Though the verdict of the court carries no legal weight, its symbolic value is beyond doubt.

The court in Malaysia, where the trial took place may not have the power to convict, but the verdict against the former British and American leaders was unanimously delivered by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation, which summated its closing statements:

“The evidence showed that the drums of war were being beaten long before the invasion. The accused in their own memoirs have admitted their intention to invade Iraq regardless of international law.”

“War criminals have to be dealt with – convict Bush and Blair as charged. A guilty verdict will serve as a notice to the world that war criminals may run but can never ultimately hide from truth and justice.”

Tony Blair recently appeared before the Leveson inquiry and it won't be long before he joins his Minister of Propaganda, Alaistair Campbell and War Secretary, Jack Straw at the International Criminal Courts in The Hague, alongside their American counterparts. A scant form of justice for over a million Iraqi lives, all for the purpose regime change.

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