The Kensington Review

21 July 2003

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As the storm over the President's "mis-statements" in the State of the Union continues to blow through Washington, there is one thing that is clear -- CIA Director George Tenet is the only honest man dealing with foreign policy in the Bush Administration. Unlike Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, Mr. Tenet has taken responsibility for what some claim was a factual error regarding an Iraqi attempt to buy uranium from Niger that appeared in the State of the Union speech. Click here to read more.

The Iraqis who form the council that almost runs Anglo-American occupied Iraq has decided to hold war crimes trials under Iraqi authority. The human rights lobby has already demanded that no such thing occur on the grounds that the victims should never try their accused oppressors. Almost sixty years after the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals, it is amazing that the world still has the stomach for show trials at all. However, as staunch defenders of international law, maybe the opponents of the idea should re-read their legal texts and then shut up before they embarrass themselves further. Click here for more.
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