Bush and Blair guilty of war crimes — Commission
Former US president George Bush and his former counterpart Tony Blair were found guilty of war crimes by the The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal which held a four day hearing in the Malaysia.
The five panel tribunal unanimously decided that Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against peace and humanity when they invaded Iraq in 2003 in blatant violation of international law.
ANALYSTS have hailed the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission verdict that found George W Bush and Tony Blair guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity and genocide as a result of their roles in the Iraq War.
The tribunal consists of five judges with judicial and academic backgrounds.
The tribunal called for the reform of the International Criminal Court, saying it was pursuing Western interests.
Former United States vice president Dick Cheney in August said he feared being tried by the ICC for crimes against humanity.
Cheney confided in former White House chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson that he feared being tried.
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal was founded by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed specifically to try Mr Bush and Mr Blair for the invasion of Iraq.
The KLWCC was purportedly instigated as an alternative to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which Matahir accused of bias in its selection of cases to cover. The KLWCC has been criticised by a former United Nations senior official and activists, who say the body lacks legitimacy.