Thursday, May 27, 2004

U.S. citizens are immune from both Iraqi and international law?

From The Observer:

British and American troops are to be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq after the crucial 30 June handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi government will have 'full sovereignty' over the state.

Despite widespread ill-feeling about the abuse of prisoners by American forces and allegations of mistreatment by British troops, coalition forces will be protected from any legal action....

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It is no wonder that the rest of the world resents the United States. Let us not forget that the U.S. and its allies have held German and Japanese citizens (as well at the citizens of the countries they occupied) responsible for human rights violations committed during the Second World War. Why aren't U.S. citizens held to the same standard?

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