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Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:18 pm

Nuremberg? That’s so pre-9/11

Filed under: Evil,I want my country back. — Lex @ 8:18 pm
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Benjamin Ferencz, one of those old guys who fought in World War II and later helped prosecute genocidal Nazi maniacs during the Nuremberg war trials, was blabbing on the radio up in Canada the other day. This is part of what he said:

I’m afraid most of the lessons of Nuremberg have passed, unfortunately.  The world has accepted them, but the U.S. seems reluctant to do so.  The principal lesson we learned from Nuremberg is that a war of aggression — that means, a war in violation of international law, in violation of the UN charter, and not in self-defense — is the supreme international crime, because all the other crimes happen in war.  And every leader who is responsible for planning and perpetrating that crime should be held to account in a court of law, and the law applies equally to everyone.

These lessons were hailed throughout the world — I hailed them, I was involved in them — and it saddens me to no end when Americans are asked:  why don’t you support the Nuremberg principles on aggression?  And the response is:  Nuremberg?  That was then, this is now.  Forget it.

That’s right. No biggie. Besides, some congressman sent a picture of his junk to a woman.

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