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Shunning Evil: Tutu Sets Example in Call for Blair and Bush Indictments

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And as Tutu notes in his piece, the same dynamic is now being played out against Iran -- with the stakes for mass murder, suffering and generations of chaos, hatred and destabilization engulfing the world even higher. Yet our leaders plunge on and on in this berserker frenzy in their impossible quest to dominate the entire world.  

I'm writing quickly, on the road, grabbing a few rare moments of internet time, so I can't do this outrage the justice it deserves. (And no, this is not some blanket endorsement of every position or personal association ever taken or made by Desmond Tutu.) But his shunning of Blair and his call for the instigators of the invasion of Iraq -- an atrocity which dwarfs the suffering Saddam inflicted on the people there -- are examples that should be emulated by everyone in public life. We can only hope it catches on.

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This article is proof that we need to elect Ron Pa... by Lisa Phillips on Monday, Sep 3, 2012 at 6:45:29 PM
But who was paying the two Bush and Blair criminal... by Keith Pope on Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 9:20:24 AM
Bishop Tutu is a tireless champion of human dignit... by K V Ramani on Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 9:59:03 AM
Bishop Tutu is someone I actually consider a leade... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:09:23 AM
I agree, Daniel. Bishop Tutu indeed comes from a r... by K V Ramani on Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:25:32 PM
I believe there is a key for reversing the terribl... by Frank Legge on Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:36:39 AM
I agree 9/11, a spectacular and ruthless false fla... by K V Ramani on Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 7:00:29 AM