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Entries by James Heffernan from 05/2011

How Many More Libyan Children Are We Willing to Kill?

| Posted 05.01.2011 | World

Can anyone explain to me why the children of Seif Gaddafi are not protected by the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions, let alone by our official "mission" to protect the civilian population of Libya?

Is Assassination an Act of Justice?

| Posted 05.06.2011 | World

I don't question the widespread belief that Osama bin Laden deserved to die. But for all its eloquence, the president's speech offered one more example of the way in which the war against terror has eroded our principles.