Monday, June 13, 2005

Juan Cole: Leaked Cabinet Briefing Shows British Knew War was Illegal

More on this latest bombshell news from London from another of my favorite blogs, Informed Comment, Leaked Cabinet Briefing Shows British Knew War was Illegal:

"It makes me deeply ashamed as an American in the tradition of Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, and King, that in their private communications our international allies openly admit that the United States of America routinely disregards international law. The Geneva Conventions were enacted by the United Nations and adopted into national law in order to assure that Nazi-style violations of basic human rights never again occurred without the threat of punishment after the war. We have an administration that views the Geneva Conventions as 'quaint.' The US has vigorously opposed the International Criminal Court."

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