Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Fantasy Perp Walk

This image was originally posted at Majority Report Radio. Click to enlarge.

Now first of all, Justice Walker sounds like he was a bit of a liberal, and is certainly not the kind of thinker whose ideas are given credence today. It's a good thing he's not running the empire.
"If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us."

- Supreme Court Justice R H Walker, U.S. Prosecutor, Nuremberg

One thing is for sure, sentiments like his have no place in a post-911 world where everything, including eating soup, going to the bathroom and handing two dollar bills to a cashier has changed. With so many tangible things having changed so completely how could something as intangible as the Nuremberg judgements be expected to remain true? And in this post-911 world a perp walk like the one above is certainly a fantasy.

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