The War Criminals in Our Midst
August 2, 2012
The Neoconservative War Criminals In Our Midst
by Paul Craig Roberts
August 1, 2012
A short extract from another excellent article by Paul Craig Roberts:
At the Nuremberg Trials of the defeated Germans after World War II, the US government established the principle that naked aggression – the American way in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen – is a war crime. Therefore, there is a very strong precedent for the State Department to round up those neoconservatives who are fomenting more war crimes.
But don’t expect it to happen. Today, war criminals run the State Department and the entire U.S. Government. They are elected to the presidency, the House, and the Senate, and appointed to the federal courts as judges. American soldiers, such as Bradley Manning, who behave as the State Department expects German soldiers to have behaved, are not honored, but are thrown into dungeons and tortured while a court martial case is concocted against them.
Hypocrisy is Washington’s hallmark, and all but the most delusional are now accustomed to their rulers speaking one way and behaving in the opposite. It is now part of the American character to regard ourselves as members of the “virtuous nation,” “the indispensable people,” while our rulers commit war crimes around the globe.
Source: “The Neoconservative War Criminals In Our Midst” by Paul Craig Roberts, August 1, 2012
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