The High Court has blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.
Former Iraqi general Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat alleged the former prime minister committed “the crime of aggression” by invading Iraq in 2003.
No such crime exists in England and Wales and the court ruled there was “no prospect” of the case succeeding.
Various readers comment:
- A great misdeed still goes unpunished.
- You are right, but I believe his guilty sentence has been passed by British public opinion. He is now such a pariah that influential people almost plead with him not to support their opinions. For example, every time he opines on why Brexit is awful, the only ones cheering are the Brexiteers. He hates it and regularly blames the press for his poor standing with the public. All he needs to do is look in a mirror!
- It’s not great to be found guilty before a court of law, but to be found guilty by public opinion would be devastating — especially for a narcissist like Blair.
hat-tip Philip Barton