Reimagining Bush, Blair, and Milosevic
By not joining the Iraq war, Canadians can rightfully absolve themselves of the resulting deaths, but they should feel a lot less smug about what went down in the former Yugoslavia.
Former U.S. president George W. Bush and ex-British prime minister Tony Blair (left) are accused in a new report of falsely claiming that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction in the run-up to the invasion of the Middle Eastern country in 2003. While Canada abstained from participating in that conflict, the country did participate in a NATO-led campaign against then-Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic (right). A new ruling by an international criminal tribunal largely exonerated him of allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes during that conflict, writes Scott Taylor. Photo courtesy of UNICTY and Hill Times file photo