Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

When war is valid

London Evening Standard - April 19th 2003

I DISAGREE with Christopher Sterling, who justifies the Kosovo war on humanitarian grounds, but not the toppling of the Ba'ath regime.

Of course, any war of choice is a serious matter to those of us who respect national sovereignty. But under the UN Convention Saddam Hussein is undoubtedly guilty of genocide against the Marsh Arabs, with as many as 100,000 slaughtered.

This vastly outweighs Milosevic's crimes in Kosovo and demands justice.

Dr Charles Tannock MEP
London SW5.