There is not much that can be done about Bush in my view, the U.S.A. is controlled by the military lobby and republicans who do not want to see an injustice dealt with. However, although the situation in this country may be similar, in that the military lobby and right wing activists in both the labour and conservative parties want to "move on" from Iraq, there are a lot of public spirited people who believe that the war was immoral, illegal, unjustified, would not help to safe-guard this country from terrorism, and in fact would increase the danger. We said so at the time, were ignored and have been proved right in subsequent events.
It is a self evident fact that Tony Blair needs to answer the charge that he took this country in to an illegal war, against the wishes of a sizeable movement of UK citizens who protested against it before-hand. Having lived through this, and seen and heard what was said at the time, and since, I know that this charge requires a hearing in an international court of law, away from UK government manipulation. Do you remember the Hutton Whitewash?. Don't expect anything of consequence from Chilcot. If you need convincing then read George Monbiot's article at www.guardian.co.uk.
He has launched (25th January 2010) a bounty for anyone who attempts a (peaceful) citizens arrest of Tony Blair. It is extremely unlikely that he will be brought to justice, but it is possible that, through media attention and the raising of public awareness, the injustice that he is being allowed to get away with, unpunished, will be recognised by a large enough body of people that this will not be possible again. Read what George has to say at http://www.arrestblair.org/. The law is there but it needs implementing. He says on his "Legal Status" page:-
If the campaign can achieve this then it will be worth it. Blair will have to answer to his maker, if he is as he claims, a Christian.
|www.guardian.co.uk||Wanted: Tony Blair for war crimes. Arrest him and claim your reward|
|www.arrestblair.org||Blair must face justice|
|www.arrestblair.org/legal-status||Legal Status of "Crimes against peace"|
|www.icc-cpi.int||The Rome Statute|
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