What Glenn says here.
This was decided at Nuremberg.
Saying I was only following orders is no defense. An illegal order is not followed.
These people are war criminals. As much as I feel for anyone who wants to move on, who thinks the economy matters more, whatever, no. This matters. If we let this go, we are saying to anyone who thinks to cross this line in the future that they will cross it in safety.
Then what about the next prisoner who happens to be the wrong color, or the wrong religion, or the wrong sex? Muslim this time. Jew next? Maybe some atheist? Or a gun-toting psycho fundie who has spent too much time in the basement with his lunatic blog?
No. Draw the line now.
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