Saturday, May 21, 2005

UK Telegraph violates Geneva convention

Everybody has seen the photos by now..... how can that happen when I don't get the UK Telegraph? The soldier who sold the photos should go to jail. Everybody involved at the Telegraph should go to jail. The senior production people at all the networks, broadcast and cable, should go to jail. The Geneva Conventions does not say you cannot publish photos of prisoners of war in their underwear.... until somebody else does.

The press will give their usual, we were just covering the news and we are not signatories to the Geneva Conventions, the government is. Are you protected by the Geneva Convention? In that case you are morally required to follow its rules. The "journalists" who wanted to cover this story could have just told us that the idiots at the UK Telegraph published pictures of Saddam in his underwear. Are the Geneva Conventions just niceties between Armys? I don't think so.

Don't get me wrong. I don't think there is a torture devised by man too heinous for Saddam Hussein. He is an evil monster bordering on inhuman. That is not what this is about. The Geneva Conventions protect the men and women who put on a US Military Uniform and put their lives on the line for our safety and freedom. Ergo, we don't violate them. Period!

I would like to see a US attorney and his UK equivalent start prosecuting with abandon. I don't really care if the courts throw it all out. The point needs to be made that we do not accept our media violating the Geneva Conventions just because somebody else did.


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