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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wondering ...

If we are "at war," why are we charging enemies with crimes?  Isn't it the nature of war that those on each side attack and kill each other?  If we want to charge people with crimes, we have to acknowledge that we are not at war ... unless we are charging them with "war crimes," which we have not been doing.  Of course, when I think of "war crimes," I think of bombing villages and wedding receptions as much as I think of other bombings.  So, if we are discussing charging people with war crimes, then we have a certain disagreeable complexity in the discussion, don't we?


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