Media Lens: US and UK Politicians Overlooked in Crimes Against Humanity

9 July 2001 — Media Lens

Should US and UK politicians be brought to account for alleged crimes against humanity in Iraq, Serbia, Vietnam, Cambodia and elsewhere? Last week’s appearance by Slobodan Milosevic, the former leader of Yugoslavia, in front of the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, was the spur for an Independent on Sunday ‘Focus’ news report by Raymond Whitaker entitled, ‘Who could follow Slobodan into the dock?’ (8 July). But while the usual suspects of Indonesia’s Suharto, Chile’s Pinochet and Uganda’s Amin were all profiled, there was no mention of the US’s Kissinger, Bush (Sr. or Jr.), Clinton, or Britain’s Thatcher and Blair.

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