July 7, 2004

The point is to tell the story...

Cori with some good sense on war crimes trials:

...The point is not to live up to some abstract standard of "international law" and keep the human rights groups happy. The point is to tell the story of what happened so definitively, in a way that leaves so little grounds for question, that no one can question, that the old regime is utterly and completely discredited for all time, and the country can finally heal...
The people who yack about the importance of a "fair trial" for Saddam and his gang miss the point. We need the truth to be told with an appearance of fairness and impartiality to aid in discrediting a monstrous regime. Fairness would be to drop him into a plastic shredder, but he is a useful prop in the job of getting the truth out. Especially since much of the world will do their best to avoid the truth...

Posted by John Weidner at July 7, 2004 4:46 PM
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