It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.
Four army recruits were found dead at the while undergoing training. Two of them were 17. The army swiftly ruled that they were suicides. It is now clear that the truth is much more complex -- and dark.
The court's decision grimly spelled out the suffering of the people of Darfur, a history full of murder, torture, rape, pillage and deliberate attacks on civilians. Could the ICC's decision set a precedent?
You'd think that the at-long-last-former Vice President of the US might take his eight years of power and his 13 points of public approval and slink off to one of those undisclosed locations he liked so much.
A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.