If Saddam Hussein was hanged for the deaths of 148 Iraqis, shoudn't Tony Blair be hanged for the deaths of 179 British soldiers?
In 2006, the former dictator and president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was hanged. Both his so-called trial and the conditions of his execution were widely condemned by international organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
That was three years after the United States and the United Kingdom launched an aggressive war on Iraq, occupying the country and turning it into a nightmare of chaos which has led to hundreds of thousands being killed - chaos and killing which still hasn't stopped 13 years later.
Following the damning revelations of the Chilcot Report on the Iraq War which was released in the UK on July 6th, and which strongly suggests (as much as a government report can be expected to) that the invasion was unjustified, the question has arisen: who will be held accountable?
Against this background, Russian media posed a fair question: If Saddam Hussein was hanged for killing 148 Iraqis, shouldn't Tony Blair be hanged for killing 179 British soldiers in a war that was totally unjustified and pointless?
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