Only yesterday, July 25, Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame and the ousting of Nixon, said Donald Trump should be considered a war criminal for the deaths of thousands of Americans caused by his homicidal incompetence in his mishandling of the Covid pandemic.
Bernstein’s pronouncement comes just weeks after I wrote my articles, “let’s welcome the International Criminal Court to T&T” and “Explaining and Understanding Genocide”, both of which echoed the American’s point of view that if people die as a result of government’s incompetence and negligence, they should be held responsible for the deaths, and like real criminals, they should be hauled before the courts in handcuffs for murder, for genocide.
It is time societies stop giving a Bligh to high officials because they are embellished with exalting titles such as honourable, excellency, his worship etc. when very few if any embody the qualities those titles exemplify.
You see how the Serbian Slobodan Milosevic fell from grace for his atrocities in the Yugoslav civil war and made to grovel before the ICC as if he were a modern-day Hitler, so too world leaders everywhere else – whether in America or T&T – should be taught the lesson that every rope has an end and made to hang from its end are leaders who forgot that they were meant to serve their people not themselves.
So here where no real effort was made to get the vaccine at its earliest availability, where those who should have been the flag-bearers in this war against the pandemic were playing politics with the citizens lives and posturing like peacocks (or corbeauxs) in the Beetham, should have their wings clipped and be brought to justice where Trump too might be in attendance.