Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:36:22 source PressTV
Malaysia's ex-premier, Mahathir Mohamad
In a keynote speech at the 'Expose War Crimes: Criminalize War Exhibition' Mahathir Mohamad said war is in fact 'legitimized terror' orchestrated by powerful states against the weak.
He added what former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush have done in Afghanistan and Iraq is much worse than the atrocities of Saddam Hussein.
The former Malaysian prime minister also suggested that a permanent tribunal be set up for criminalizing war in order to hear charges leveled at warmongers, leaders and the governments of aggressor nations.
"History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying prime minister and president," he said, adding that terrorism stems from the actions of powerful countries that kill innocent civilians, which is much worse than the crimes of terrorists.
While the suicide attacks on September 11 killed some 3,000 people, the war on terror launched by the West has claimed the lives of millions of innocent Afghans and Iraqis, he concluded.