Security Stopped The Moron Before He Got To Bolton:
John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, has escaped an attempted citizen's arrest as he appeared at the Hay Festival.
Security guards blocked the path of columnist and activist George Monbiot, who tried to make the arrest as Mr Bolton left the stage.
The former ambassador - a key advisor to President George W Bush who argued strongly in favour of invading Iraq - had been giving a talk on international relations to more than 600 people at the literary festival.
Mr Monbiot was blocked by two heavily-built security guards at the end of the one-and-a-half hour appearance, before he could serve a "charge sheet" on him.
After being released by the guards the columnist - a fierce critic of the 2003 American-led invasion - made a dash through the rain-soaked tented village in a failed attempt to catch up with Mr Bolton.
A crowd of about 20 protestors, one dressed in a latex George Bush mask, chanted "war criminal" as Mr Bolton was ushered away.
Mr Monbiot said moments later he was "disappointed" that he had been blocked from making the citizen's arrest.
"This was a serious attempt to bring one of the perpetrators of the Iraq war to justice, for what is described under the Nuremberg Principles as an international crime," he said.
Rest easy my friends, John Bolton will live to breathe free air tomorrow. Some moron (identified above as MORON) attempted to debate John Bolton (identified above as JOHN BOLTON) during his speech. Bolton said it wasn't only his opinion that the war in Iraq was legal but it was the opinion of the entire legal apparatus of the U.S. government. George Monbiot (see: MORON) then called Bolton a Nazi and was on his way. Event organizers contacted their legal representation to ask them about the 'citizens arrest' and they were informed, much to their chagrin, that it was, in fact, completely unlawful. The third photo (see: BUSH MASK GUY) is a lovely snapshot of a fellow-citizens arrestor in a Bush mask. You stay classy Wales.
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