War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution: “The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.
Officials say the amendments would alter a U.S. law passed in the mid-1990s that criminalized violations of the Geneva Conventions, a set of international treaties governing military conduct in wartime. The conventions generally bar the cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment of wartime prisoners without spelling out what all those terms mean.”
What happened to the moral high road that used to be the only path America followed? One upon a time in America, you did what you did because it was right (and if your Grandmother ever heard otherwise you would get thumped), then we had to codify it for the benefit of those in America who were morally challenged and had to have the switch (def: willow branch used by Grandmother’s in older days to get your attention when it wandered…). Now the morally challenged seem to have taken over and are writing the laws to protect the morally disfunctional.
Once, you did what you did in this country because it was “right” by any morality you can call upon. I want to see those days again. And just to set the record straight, I do not need any self appointed morals police to tell me what is right…that job my Grandmother already took care of.