Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to mass murderers

I lifted the following article from Aljazeera today:

Bush medals for Iraq war allies

John Howard, left, and Tony Blair were Bush’s closest allies in launching the Iraq war [GALLO/GETTY]

George Bush is to give the highest US civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to three world leaders who have been among his closest international allies, particularly in the Iraq war.

The outgoing US president is to present the award to Tony Blair and John Howard, the former UK and Australian prime ministers, and Alvaro Uribe, the Colombian president, the White House announced on Monday.

Bush will present the medals to his friends in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on January 13, exactly a week before his eight-year presidency comes to an end.

This surely must be a sick joke. Is irony truly dead?

If common sense were to prevail, the four of them would be roped together and renditioned to the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity.

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