Monday, October 18, 2004
European Humanism once again
Mr Kehoe said that work to uncover graves around Iraq, where about 300,000 people are thought to have been killed during Saddam Hussein's regime, was slow as experienced European investigators were not taking part. The Europeans, he said, were staying away as the evidence might be used eventually to put Saddam Hussein to death.
"We're trying to meet international standards that have been accepted by courts throughout the world," he added.
"We're putting a package together on each body removed - pictures of bones, clothes, a forensic report."
Iraq's human rights ministry has reportedly identified 40 possible mass graves across the country.
Amazing. This is a culture that can starve women and children, turn their backs on attrocities they know are happening, but cannot work for justice lest someone use the evidence to convict someone.
Do they think their hands are clean, even so?
A Hat Tip to the Belmont Club, which as usual has a great article about it as well.