Saddam Hussain’s death cannot hide the deaths of 650,000 innocent Iraqis
London, UK, December 30 – Saddam Hussain may have been executed, his crimes were terrible, but the world is waiting for Bush and Blair to be brought to account for the death of over 650,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. Their illegal colonial war in Iraq has found no weapons of mass destruction, has overthrown a dictator formerly loyal to western governments, triggered sectarian conflicts formerly non-existent in Iraq, and left a trail of destruction.
Saddam Hussain was supported and armed by successive Western governments and corporations. Yet, these sponsors, instead of now being punished for their complicity in his tyranny, masquerade as 'liberators' though their actions resulted in the deaths of over 650,000 Iraqis and misery worse than under any ruthless dictator.
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "In Iraq there is now a new tyranny – the tyranny of Bush and Blair whose hands are soaked with the blood of over 650,000 Iraqis. They have not faced justice and continue to support dictators, selling them arms, and sponsoring the oppression they mete out to their citizens. That indeed is an enormous crime.”
“Saddam's trial conveniently ignored his close ties with western governments and corporations throughout his years of brutality, the weapons bought from western corporations, the support given to him in the war with Iran.”
''Bush and Blair, like previous leaders of the U.S. and Britain, continue their close relationships with brutal dictators in the Muslim world when it suits their interests, and will surely discard them when it suits their interests. No amount of rhetoric about displaying superior values will hide the fact that for Capitalist states, befriending tyrants, betraying tyrants and sacrificing the lives of innocents is all fair game when it comes to controlling the world's resources."