Thursday, December 08, 2005

Nobel literature laureate Harold Pinter Blasts Bush and Blair

"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand?" he asked in a hoarse voice.

"We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East,'" Pinter said.

"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them," he said. "It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis."

Pinter said the U.S. "also has its own bleating little lamb tagging behind it on a lead, the pathetic and supine Great Britain."

He said both Bush and Blair deserve to be arraigned by the Hague, Netherlands-based International Criminal Court.

Offical Pinter website.

Wikipedia entry on Harold Pinter.


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