Monday, June 19, 2006

More on war crimes

Larry Johnson wrote on 06/16/06 in George Bush Sanctioned Rape Rooms?:

As I have said in previous posts, the civil war underway in Iraq is breaking the way of the Shia.  Moqtada al Sadr's Mehdi Army and the Badr militia are the big boys on the block with the muscle and means to enforce their will.  Both are backed by Iran.  Most of our troops are attacking Sunni insurgents and terrorists.  The Shias generally avoid attacking us because, why antagonize us when we're doing their dirty work for them. 

I cannot wait to watch how George and Condi will square this circle.  We're helping a group of Shia religious extremists who have close ties to Iran consolidate power in Iraq.  Meanwhile, we're threatening Iran with dire consequences if they don't surrender their nuclear program.  This Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde policy is getting our kids killed and putting our security at risk.  And now, worst of all, on top of the abuses of Abu Ghraib, we are perceived as tolerating, if not sanctioning, the torture and rape of Sunni prisoners.

Will George and Rummy wind up at the Hague some day and be asked to answer for Saddam style rape rooms?  Just a thought.  (my emphasis)

It really could happen, far-fetched as it seems right now.

Attacking Iran will make it much more likely.

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