Monday, March 27, 2006

How many people does someone have to kill before they are brought to justice?

The spectacle of the governments of Nigeria, Liberia, and the United States all trying to avoid responsibility for actually handing Charles Taylor over to the international court for war crimes in Sierra Leone certainly makes one proud to be a human being. I understand that Taylor still commands the loyalty of thousands of followers in West Africa and that there is a legitimate fear of violence if he is tried, but this man is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. He needs to be tried. And the United States should step up and make sure he is handed over the international court if no other country is willing to do. After all, our country has spent billions to bring Saddam Hussein and his cronies to justice. How about some help for justice in Liberia, a country founded by Americans?

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