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Civilization and Barbarism

On a pretty important issue the United States is on the side of the Vandals, Mongols, and Thugs.  Italy is on the side of civilization and the rule of law.

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posted November 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Can you elaborate?
I get the “Vandals” point but not the “Civilized” one.

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Gus diZerega

posted November 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Italians seem to look less favorably on people being kidnapped off the street and sent to other countries to be tortured. They even charge the people responsible with crimes. I call that civilized because it repudiates violence and force and supports decent law.

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Hecate Demetersdatter

posted November 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

This story made my day. Guess Darth Cheney and the W.P.E. won’t be giving any speeches in Italy.

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posted November 5, 2009 at 1:12 am

Unsurprisingly, one of the convicted CIA people, now retired, has raised the Nuremberg defence:
Speaking from a secret location, the now retired CIA man said: “I console myself by reminding myself that I was a soldier, that I was in a war against terrorism, that I couldn’t discuss orders given to me.”
Full story at

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posted November 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Since Congress never issued a declaration of war as required by the US Constitution the Nuremberg defense, even if it were valid, wouldn’t apply here.

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