Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Guess that wasn't going to fly after Abu Ghraib

From the NYTimes today:

UNITED NATIONS, June 23 — The United States bowed Wednesday to broad opposition on the Security Council and announced it was dropping its effort to gain immunity for its troops from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

It's unbelievable to me that anyone could even begin to propose that US Troops should BE EXEMPT FROM WAR CRIMES after what's gone on in Iraq. The Administration's rationale is that there may be false prosecutions for political reasons. Or, maybe they'd prosecute us for setting loose attack dogs on handcuffed prisoners.

Maybe it was the response by some of our 'honorable' politicians (there's your chance to shine, Senator James Inhofe, R-OK) to the release of the photos:

"I'm probably not the only one up at this table that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment," Sen. James Inhofe, May 11th, 2004, Senate Armed Services Hearing. link to story

But those prosecutions would be politically motivated... Right... Once again, we see the morality of the Bush Administration and the Republican leadership. I can't decide if Machiavelli would be proud or scared by this crew.

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