A Malaysian council has declared former President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair guilty for “crimes against peace” due to the “unlawful use of force,” during the 2003 attacks on Iraq.
According to a participating lawyer, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal intends to theoretically convict “these people who have been immune from prosecution." The council is applying standard principles set by the Nuremburg trials, whereupon German officials were charged for "plot for aggressive war” during World War II.
Having ignored public outcry for years, the United States and the UK are exemplifying Bush and Blair from the same imperative accountability placed upon WWII Nazi leaders by their own administration.
During his closing remarks at Nuremburg, U.S. Attorney General Robert Jackson stated, “…that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment.”