Thursday | July 11, 2002
What goes around, comes around
It was only a matter of time. TalkLeft points us to two obscure media reports on the fate of an American journalist in Liberia. He is being held as an "unlawful combatant", accused of aiding a "terrorist organization". He is, much like Padilla in the US, being held incommunicado. The US government has issued a mild statement, but can do little more.
The Bush Administration fears that the UN War Crimes Court could open the US up to frivolous, politically motivated lawsuits. But who needs the UN court, when US actions give foreign governments all the justification they need to violate the rights of Americans?Posted July 11, 2002 11:06 PM | Comments (0)