Archbishop Desmond Tutu has made headlines worldwide after calling for George W Bush and Tony Blair to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their involvement in the Iraq War. Tutu wrote in The Observer that “The immorality of the United States and Great Britain’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, has destabilised and polarised the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history.”
Tutu also goes on to say that:
“the then-leaders of the US and UK fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart. They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand – with the spectre of Syria and Iran before us.
If leaders may lie, then who should tell the truth?” [Observer]
Some harsh words from the retired Archbishop and Blair has already responded saying “in a healthy democracy people can agree to disagree”.
Desmond not messing around hey.