Bush And The
"It's because he (Bush) is responsible in an unnecessary killing of many more people than Saddam Hussein. If Saddam is considered as (a) war criminal and deserves to be hanged that way, then he (Bush) is a worse criminal than Saddam," he said on One on One East programme aired by Al-Jazeera Saturday night.
During the 20-minute interview, Dr Mahathir also applied the same label to Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his British counterpart Tony Blair for aiding and abetting the
"They are the same," he said when asked by the interviewer if Howard and Blair deserved the same treatment as Bush.
In his explanation, Dr Mahathir said Bush was a war criminal for all the killings in the war against
"They went to war against
Dr Mahathir also said that Bush was contemptuous not only to the UN but also to his own administration when he decided to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq without taking into consideration the views given by his congress.
"This is the kind of man elected by people in a democratic government. It makes one wonder whether democracy is the great thing that was supposed to be.
"Maybe one day you elect a mad man who simply presses the button and starts a nuclear war," he said while expressing his fear that Bush might make more mistakes during his remaining two years as the
On another issue about
"We are frightened of the Nuclear Powers. If the Nuclear Powers have the right to deter us from attacking them why cannot we have the right to deter the Nuclear Powers from attacking us.
"Who is attacking whom at this moment? Are the Muslims going around conquering other countries? No they are not. They are just defending themselves," he said.
Dr Mahathir added
"For eight years they lost one million people. If the
Asked about his recent statement that Bush had