Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL has hit out at President George W Bush for his controversial decision to invade Iraq, insisting he should be tried on war crime charges.

O'Donnell, 43, recalls her admiration of actress Jane Fonda, who famously slammed America's actions during the Vietnam War - and she claims hearing about the atrocities against the North Vietnamese left her with an enduring horror of war.

And the outspoken TV star is convinced the US-led war in Iraq was illegal, and Bush should be held accountable for the innocent lives lost.

She fumes, "All I know is that when I was a kid and the Vietnam War was on and Jane Fonda was the only person standing up and saying what every kid that was nine years old like I was knew war is wrong and we shouldn't go over and kill people...

"You know (Bush) invaded a sovereign nation (Iraq) in defiance of the UN (UNITED NATIONS). He is basically a war criminal! He should be tried in The Hague!"

02/05/2005 17:43