Mitt Romney has hired Bush/Cheney Foreign Policy Advisers who Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls war criminals for their fabricated intel and illegal invasion of Iraq where over 100,000 Iraqi civilian men, women and children have been murdered due to U.S. led illegal invasion.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote an OpEd in the London Newspaper, the Guardian's Observer outlining that Bush, Cheney, their Advisers (who are now Romney's Advisers), Tony Blair and his Advisers lied about weapons of mass destruction and says their plotted invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilized and divided than any other conflict in history
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 went on explaining the gravity of the criminal behavior of Romney's Foreign Policy Advisers along with Bush, Cheney and Blair:
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu; September 2, 2012 "Why I Had No Choice But To Spurn Tony Blair" The Guardians Observer
... 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.Archbishop Tutu then explained that Bush, Cheney and Blair were plotting to invade Iraq regardless of imaginary WMD.
... Iraq should be invaded, not because it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as Mr Bush's chief supporter, Mr Blair, confessed last week, but in order to get rid of Saddam Hussein[.]For years Tony Blair has said he would have enabled Bush/Cheney and their Advisers to invade Iraq even without falsified intel:
Tony Blair December 2009: In an excerpt from a BBC interview Tony Blair admitted that if the imaginary WMD argument had not worked in conning the world into supporting an Iraq invasion, Blair, Bush, Cheney and their Advisers would have trumped a new set of arguments to invade.
INTERVIEWER: Would [you] still have gone on with plans to join the US-led invasion had [you] known at the time that there were no WMD.
BLAIR: "I would still have thought it right to remove him. I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments, about the nature of the threat."
Archbishop Tutu described his phone call with then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice days before the Iraq invasion.
If leaders may lie, then who should tell the truth? Days before George W Bush and Tony Blair ordered the invasion of Iraq, I called the White House and spoke to Condoleezza Rice, who was then national security adviser, to urge that United Nations weapons inspectors be given more time to confirm or deny the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Should they be able to confirm finding such weapons, I argued, dismantling the threat would have the support of virtually the entire world. Ms Rice demurred, saying there was too much risk and the president would not postpone any longer.In the 2009 BBC interview, Tony Blair used the 1988 argument that because Saddam gassed his own people in 1988, 15 years prior to 2003 and three U.S. Presidents later, that in 2003 we should invade Iraq -hmmm....
BLAIR: "12 years of United Nations to and fro on this subject ... that Saddam had used chemical weapons on his own people, so this was obviously the thing that was uppermost in my mind - the threat to the region".At first, I thought Blair was wrong there, because in 2003, it was really 15 years, not 12years, that Iraq civilians were gassed. Then it dawned me, Blair was talking about the 1991 decision of President H.W. Bush not invading Iraq after the Kuwait War.
So, Tony Blair was letting us know that in 1991 President HW Bush decided not to invade Iraq even though Saddam had gassed his people 3 years prior to 1991. Hmmm... I find that very interesting.
What is also most interesting is that the "thing" that was "uppermost" in Blair's mind was an event that happened in 1988.
1988: Saddam Hussein accused of gassing his own people. Saddam blames it on Iran, who they were at war with, for gassing anywhere from 3,200 - 5,000 people, injuring between 7,000- 10,000 more, most of them civilians.
1988, President Reagan Administration did not do a GD thing to Saddam for allegedly gassing his own people. (At that time, many in Reagan's Administration had been indicted on illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran.)
1991, President H.W. Bush refused to invade Baghdad, even though, according to Tony Blair, discussions of invading Iraq were being discussed and ultimately rejected.
1993-2000, President Clinton saw no need to invade Iraq because of what happened in 1988.
But in 2003, the uppermost thing in Tony Blair's mind that caused him, Tony Blair, to help Bush/Cheney and their Advisers (who are now Romney's Advisers) to falsify intel and lie the world into a 9 year war, was what Saddam did 15 long years before that.
Desmond Tutu then gave the body count from the illegal invasion of Iraq:
The cost of the decision to rid Iraq of its by-all-accounts despotic and murderous leader has been staggering, beginning in Iraq itself. Last year, an average of 6.5 people died there each day in suicide attacks and vehicle bombs, according to the Iraqi Body Count project. More than 110,000 Iraqis have died in the conflict since 2003 and millions have been displaced. By the end of last year, nearly 4,500 American soldiers had been killed and more than 32,000 wounded.Tutu then wrote:
On these grounds alone, in a consistent world, those responsible for this suffering and loss of life should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague."Those responsible" include Romney's Advisers who were Bush and Cheney Advisers.
Romney's Advisers, who are the same Bush/Cheney Advisers Tutu is talking about are now drumming the beat for an invasion of Iran.
I agree 100% with Desmond Tutu: Bush, Cheney, Romney's Advisers, Blair should be tried for war crimes and have destabilized and divided the mid-east.
IF: Romney becomes President and IF: His Advisers (who were Bush Cheney Advisers) lie us into an Iran invasion, THEN: Will Romney go down in History as a War Criminal just like Bush and Cheney will forever be known in history as un-indicted war criminals?