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  •  The Laws of War!! (none)
    That's a good one! HAHAHAHA!

    Where are they? Next in line to go in the shredder after the Geneva Conventions?

    When are we going to REALLY UNDERSTAND who and what we are dealing with here.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

    by Liberal AND Proud on Thu Jun 16, 2005 at 11:16:33 AM PDT

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    •  Well, kind of my point (none)
      The administration doesn't respect any kind of moral or legal limit on their right to kill, torture and conquer in the name of whatever.  I don't expect them to in the future.  Americans need to decide if we're a civilized nation or a crusader state.  They had the chance in 2004, and went with the later.

      I don't have any solutions.

    •  The Laws of War were.... (none)
      in place before the Geneva Conventions. The Laws of War included specific prohibitions, however the Nazi lawyers created techniques that did not technically violate the "Laws of War".

      Techniques that the Nazi's used to get around the laws of war were forced nudity and forced shaving of the head of women and head and face of men. These techniques were particularly offensive to orthodox jews.

      After the Nazi's were defeated the Geneva Conventions were drafted in 1948 with broader language to cover any type of inhumane or torture technique imaginable.

      Gonzales of course fixed that problem by claiming that the Geneva Conventions don't apply.

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