Bush, Blair should face war crimes charges, Nobel recipient says

[JURIST] British playwright Harold Pinter [official website], winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature [official website], has called for war crimes charges against US President Bush [official profile] and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile] in an acceptance speech to be shown Saturday at the award ceremony in Stockholm. Pinter, a longtime critic of the Iraq war [Pinter materials], characterized it as "contempt for the concept of international law" and said Blair should be brought before the International Criminal Court [official website] for war crimes. Pinter, who was recently admitted to a hospital and will not be present Saturday, recorded the speech, in which he slams US and UK policies [BBC News report] in the Middle East. Pinter also criticized the US for supporting right-wing military governments in Greece, Guatemala and Chile among others, and he called the UK a "bleating little lamb" following the US. The Guardian has more.



 

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