Monday, October 20, 2003

The US doesn't care about war crimes

Despite evidence that a US unit murdered hundreds of unarmed civilians in Vietnam, the US Army is refusing to reopen the investigation or prosecute those involved. It's all too long ago, and besides, they were only gooks and commies. Who cares if someone kills them and makes necklaces from their ears?

But then, given their attitude towards My Lai, this is hardly surprising. The US has shown repeatedly that the only war crimes it is concerned with are those committed by its enemies. Those committed by its friends - or its own forces - are simply ignored.