November 9, 2005
-- by Dave Johnson
Everyone go read Whiskey Bar: War Plan. Then come back and discuss.
Would it be a good strategy to make it clear that the invasion of Iraq and any planning to extend this into Syria or other countries is a war crime, and that the day will come when all involved will have to answer for it? That might help to head off more invasions. Or is this a dangerous strategy, possibly provoking those involved into taking action to secure their current above-the-law status?
Watch your backs.
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Are there any true patriots left to stop these madmen from this insanity?
Posted by: Vinnie at November 9, 2005 12:43 PM
Of course the invasion of Iraq and any planning to extend this into Syria or other countries is a war crime - not that one would know it from reading/listening to the MSM in both the US and Australia. And it would be so good to see those involved in these war crimes taken to court ultimately. One can always hope ..
Posted by: Helga Fremlin at November 9, 2005 1:12 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that the Bush-administration have committed a large number of war-crimes (and probably other crimes against humanity), and that they ought to be put before a war crimes tribunale, e.g in The Hague. I doubt that it will ever happen, and I dread that as a signal, since it tells other wannabe emperors that they will not be held accountable if only they are sufficiently powerful and ruthless. That is a large step backwards in history. It is particularily sad that it is USA who is the law-less, because it was USA that firmly (re)established the principle of law between states after WWII and pressed for the Nuremberg trials.
Posted by: anders at November 9, 2005 1:19 PM
Bill Maher had a former President of Ireland on who was now active in human rights issues. She emphasized how disapppointed the human rights community is with America and how much they would like to see America return to her position of moral leadership that was once unchallenged in the world.
"She emphasized how disapppointed the human rights community is with America and how much they would like to see America return to her position of moral leadership that was once unchallenged in the world."
Forget about "moral leadership." Right now I'd settle for "moral average."
Posted by: Billmon at November 10, 2005 10:22 AM
I suppose the legally constituted government of Iraq can make plans to protect it's border from Syria agression or the USA can make plans under authorization of the United Nations or under treaty with Iraq. We should object, and loudly, under any other conditions.
Posted by: Al Tinsley at November 10, 2005 4:08 PM
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