Friday, July 21, 2006

War Crimes Makes the News!

Today NPR interviewed Louise Arbour, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, about war crimes in the current Israeli assault on Lebanon and Hezbollah's targeting of Israeli cities. She was GREAT! In spite of John Ydstie bringing up all the Israeli government's arguments defending it's actions, she was clear and precise about the nature of the laws covering both war crimes and crimes against humanity. When asked if it's fair to compare Israel's actions to Hezbollah's she stated, "I never see much moral difference between one murder and another." Then when asked about Israel's moral right to self-defense, she answered, "....you can have a very just cause; you could be acting in self-defense. All this has nothing to do with whether or not you are allowed to target civilian populations." I'll give NPR credit for seeking out Ms. Arbour and running this interview.

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