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George W. Bush Convicted of War Crimes

It's about time.

The tribunal is the initiative of Malaysia’s retired Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who staunchly opposed the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He sat through the entire hearing as it took personal statements and testimonies of three witnesses namely Abbas Abid, Moazzam Begg and Jameelah Hameedi. The tribunal also heard two other Statutory Declarations of Iraqi citizen Ali Shalal and Rahul Ahmed, another British citizen.

After the guilty verdict reached by five senior judges was delivered, Mahathir Mohamad said: “Powerful countries are getting away with murder.”

War crimes expert and lawyer Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law in America, was part of the prosecution team.

After the case he said: “This is the first conviction of these people anywhere in the world.”

While the hearing is regarded by some as being purely symbolic, human rights activist Boyle said he was hopeful that Bush and Co could soon find themselves facing similar trials elsewhere in the world.

Examples of court testimony included...

Abbas Abid, a 48-year-old engineer from Fallujah in Iraq had his fingernails removed by pliers and Ali Shalal was attached with bare electrical wires and electrocuted and hung from a wall.

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Comments

Isn't it fascinating that a country with people who will KILL to protect fetuses has no problem with the fact that we pull peoples' finger nails out as a means of coercion?

All part of the business of being a Super Power!!


If abortion were an actual issue to some as opposed to political leverage, it would be met with expanded social programs available to single mothers and an overhauled adoption process.


Right. People that hold all life sacred support pulling the pulling of finger nails. Every one of them. It must be true because it said so.

It's unbelievable how putrid members of the repugnant Left choose to discuss issues.


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