Cigar Woes Snare Another Politician

London mayor under investigation for case grabbed in Iraq in '03
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2008 2:40 PM CDT
Tariq Aziz stands in an Iraqi court on Tuesday April 29, 2008 in this image taken from TV, as the judge read his name and discussed legal issues.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – London's mayor found out yesterday that he is “the one and only Western politician to be brought to justice for crimes committed in Iraq.” Boris Johnson's misdeed? Taking a cigar case as a souvenir from the smashed villa of Iraq’s former deputy prime minister while on assignment as a journalist in 2003, the Times of London reports.

As police decide if the item is "culturally significant," Johnson rants in the Telegraph. "Despite all the manifold acts of deception and incompetence, there is not a single politician, on either side of the Atlantic,” to face justice “until now," he writes. “Is it Bush or Rumsfeld or Cheney? Is it Blair, after the Commons failed to impeach him? Is it Alastair Campbell, unrepentant sexer-up of the dodgy dossier?”