Punishing the Torturers: Fake Faith and Epic Crimes!

Compared to our current war criminals, many of the Nazis tried at Nuremberg were choir boys: International law would be mere farce, said the US chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson, if, in future, we do not apply its principles to ourselves.
"WELL SAID !!On 19 January, the George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley compared the status of George W. Bush with that of Pinochet. "Outside the United States there is not the ambiguity about what to do about a war crime, so if you try to travel, most people are not going to view you as 'former President George Bush' but as a current war criminal. For this reason, former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who personally approved torture techniques in Iraq and at Guantanamo, no longer travels. In the spirit of the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, he has twice been indicted for war crimes in Germany. Mr. Bush, please go to Germany. Make my day!!


We have met the enemy, and it is us!

The government accountability office has called on the Obama administration to explain the meaning of "responsible" troop pullout from Iraq. Mr. President, you said last month that most of the 140,000 US combat troops would be withdrawn by the end of August 2010.
Up to 50,000 would remain until the end of 2011, when an agreement between Iraq and the US requires all troops to leave. The logistics of withdrawing tens of thousands of troops within two years and the removal of equipment and material will be a massive and expensive effort. Meanwhile, back in the United States, the voters, many of them now out of work, and thrown out of their homes, who gave you control of our budget, go begging for jobs to feed their hungry families.
Mr. President: This is change we don't want or need!


Iran, US find common ground on Afghanistan

Delegates from almost 80 countries and organizations are meeting in the Hague to discuss reconstruction in Afghanistan. Ms Clinton said the United States and Iran share mutual interests in Afghanistan, and the US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke had a brief and cordial meeting. She also said that the Iranian Minister's speech was promising because of his offer to cooperate over border security to take on Afghan drug smugglers. She told the conference that she supports Afghanistan's plans to hold reconciliation talks with with moderate members of the Taliban. She said:"We must support the efforts by the government of Afghanistan to separate the extremists of Al Quaeda and the Taliban from those who join their ranks, not out of conviction, but out of desperation."


12 Die in Bloody Siege at Pakistan Police Academy

A group of gunmen, some in police uniforms, attacked a police academy today and held it for hours, seizing hostages, throwing grenades and killing at least six trainee officers before being overpowered by Pakistani commandos. Four suspected militants were arrested while three blew themselves up in the eight-hour battle to retake the compound on the outskirts of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, said Rao Iftikar, a top government official in Punjab province.
Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said one of the men was an Afghan, and that investigators believe the attack had its roots along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, where Taliban militants have hideouts. Meanwhile, a member of the Pakistani Taliban who used the name Omar Farooq told the Associated Press that a group called Fedayeen al Islam was behind the attack and that he was speaking on their behalf.
"As long as the Pakistan troops do not leave tribal areas, these attacks will continue."