Thursday, June 17, 2004

Kofi Grows Some Stones

Glow sticks up the ass?
A necessary evil in the "war on terra".

Humilitating children to get to their parent(s)?
You push whatever buttons you need to push.

Electrodes on the genitals?
Shocking in its effectiveness.

Undocumented deaths of "detainees"?
Hey, torture is an untidy business.

The entire Bush cabal before an international war crimes tribunal?

UNITED NATIONS - Defying the United States, Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to stop shielding American peacekeepers from international prosecution for war crimes.

Annan cited the U.S. prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq (news - web sites) in opposing a U.S. resolution calling for the blanket exemption for a third straight year.

The United States introduced the resolution last month but has delayed calling for a vote. Despite intensive lobbying, Washington doesn't have the minimum nine "yes" votes on the 15-member council to approve a new exemption, council diplomats said.

The current exemption expires June 30.

The Bush administration argues that the International Criminal Court — which started operating last year — could be used for frivolous or politically motivated prosecutions of American troops.
Substitute "Bush administration enablers" for "American troops" and you're closer to the truth.