Monday, March 24, 2003

Stunning Hypocrasy

So Iraq has broken the Geneva convention by parading American POWs around on national TV (story here). Fair cop, but isn't it a bit rich for America to be complaining about another country's breach of international law? Bear in mind that this is America talking - the same country that has basically wiped its bottom with the UN charter by invading Iraq without UN sanction. Bear in mind that this is also the country that is quite content to ignore the Geneva convention when it suits it...where was the Geneva convention when America captured Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners (or illegal combatants in American military jargon) in Afghanistan?

While I'm here - it was good to see Michael Moore pour scorn on President Bush during his oscar acceptance speech for Bowling for Columbine.

"We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in a time where we have fictitious election results, that elect a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons" Take that!