Thursday, June 17, 2004

War Crimes Exemption

The United States asked the UN for an unprecedented 3rd one-year exemption from international prosecution for war crimes, presumably for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The current exemption expires on June 30. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is against continuing to make the United States above international law. As of today, the US doesn't have enough votes to support its motion to exempt US troops from prosecution for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

I agree with Kofi Annan. No country, no political leader, no person should be given license to commit atrocities against be above the be above basic human decency and respect. God created all men equal. No one man is better than another. Let each man bear the consequences of his behavior.

One question....does the fact that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld asked for a war crimes exemption in advance of our occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan mean that they anticipated that our "Peacekeepers" would be committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity?

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