Twenty Years Since The Iraq War and Yet Vladimir Putin is The One Designated as The War Criminal?

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readMar 20, 2023

Please make it make sense…

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News emerged a few days ago that the International Criminal Court had issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian strongman —Vladimir Putin — for war crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

And my first reaction to the news was to laugh my backside off!

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the war criminal?

While we should never negate the magnitude of the crimes committed by that crazy bloke at the Kremlin in the last year, but goodness, if the ICC was looking for war criminals, shouldn’t it look to its doorstep?

Shouldn’t George Bush and Tony Blair be on trial for their numerous crimes against humanity and if we were to further expand the remit, shouldn’t there be warrants for the arrests of Clinton and Obama?

And speaking of Bush and Blair, it’s been twenty years since Iraq was invaded and irrevocably destroyed.

But before we go any further let’s be clear about one thing: Saddam Hussein was no angel.

Our man had no compunction in gassing millions of Kurds, assassinating his sons in law and suppressing any perceived dissent from his compatriots, but the evidence which was used as the…



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible