Tuesday, July 22, 2008


as NPR has pointed out, the offenses that salim hamdan has been charged with (aiding terrorist and conspiracy) are being called "war crimes" by the u.s. government. but they do not constitute "war crimes" under the geneva conventions. (if they did, every mafia trial would be a war crimes tribunal). oddly, the people who held hamdan seem to be the ones who committed war crimes if you're looking at the international standards the u.s. championed during the nuremberg trials.