Saturday, March 22, 2003

Who Will Try Iraqi War Criminals? By Ed Finn

In order to justify the war, the US will need a legitimate international criminal court to try the war crimes of Iraqi officials. This article indicates that many of the paths the US could take are essentially closed off.

I wonder if the US will simply make sure all the leaders of the Iraqi regime are conveniently dead and the leave the justification of war up to anecdotal evidence.

The very act of shopping around for a court system shows the inherent weakness of the current international criminal process...such actions lead to a victor's court that simply white washes the acts of the powerful.

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