And, Prime Minister John Howard is the “pocket Bush of the bushlands of Australia.”
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad looks at an exhibit during an anti-war conference in Kuala Lumpur February 5, 2007. About 2,000 peace activists applauded on Monday as the leaders of the United States and Britain were branded ‘fascist war criminals’ at a conference hosted by Mahathir featuring gruesome exhibits of their alleged crimes. (REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad)
There’s something a bit off with this group of peace protesters when they claim Bush and Blair are worse than Saddam Hussein.
Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad condemned British premier Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush as “child killers” and “war criminals” as he launched an anti-war conference.
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Mahathir, who has been nominated by Bosnian civil society groups for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for helping the country after its bloody civil war, said the pair should be put on trial for their military action in Iraq.
“History should remember Blair and Bush as the killer of children or the lying prime minister and president. What Bush and Blair had done is worse than what Saddam had done,” he said, referring to hanged Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Mahathir also turned his scorn on Australian Prime Minister John Howard, deriding him as the “pocket Bush of the bushlands of Australia.”
Mahathir Mohamad has been nominated to for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.