Thursday, December 30, 2004

In Other News

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark volunteers to defend Saddam Hussein.

Clark said in the Jordanian capital Amman that his principle concern was protecting the former president's rights, who only saw a lawyer for the first time this month - a year after his capture.

"In international law, anyone accused of crime has the right to be tried by a confident, independent and impartial court, and there can be no fair trial without those qualities," he said.

"The special court in Iraq was created by the Iraqi governing council, which is nothing more than a creation of the US military occupation and has no authority in law as a criminal court," he said.

So because the Nuremburg Tribunal was created by the "military occupation" of the victorious Allied Powers we should treat it decisions to hang and imprison the local mob of non-soviet socialists as illegitimate?

Clark also said the US itself must be tried for the November assault on Falluja, destruction of houses, torture in prisons and its role in the deaths of thousands of Iraqis in the war.

So no act -- such as the rape, robbery, and murder of the innocent residents of Falluja by the militants -- is not sufficiently vile enough to put down by force?

But then Ramsey Clark has a history of defending anything but Human Life and Human Civilization.

So what else is new?

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