Rami Khouri on Desmond Tutu views on Tony Blair and Iraq

Tutu’s Call for Moral Responsibility
Agence Global
September 5, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Desmond Tutu views on Tony Blair and Iraq

“When one of the world’s most respected moral leaders speaks about one of modern history’s greatest crimes, we are summoned to pay attention and think about the issues raised. I refer to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who explained in the Observer newspaper last Sunday why at the last minute he cancelled his participation in a “leadership summit” that also included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said that Blair’s joining U.S. President George W. Bush to attack Iraq in 2003 was an immoral act and an immense failure of leadership, based on a lie that has had huge and continuing negative consequences for the entire world.”

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