For Immediate Release
Blair Must Face Justice to Prevent Another Iraq
WASHINGTON - Peace campaigners have responded to the High Court's decision to block a bid to prosecute Tony Blair over the Iraq War.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:
"Today's decision by the High Court to block an attempt to prosecute Tony Blair for his role in the Iraq war is hugely disappointing and means justice has been left undone.
"Last year's Chilcot report showed that Tony Blair had no respect for cabinet procedure, no respect for Parliament, and no respect for international law.
"Iraq was devastated by the war Blair led Britain into, millions of innocent Iraqis were killed, British soldiers were killed, and terrorism has spread across the Middle East.
"Chilcot revealed the evidence that must now be used to bring Tony Blair to justice.
"Only when justice is served can we prevent disasters like the Iraq war from happening again."
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