My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Somebody Find Senator McCain--

ask him if he still thinks the Geneva Conventions must be held sacrosanct--"for the protection of American soldiers. "

Tell me, Senator, what do the Geneva Conventions say about forced confessions?

Iran claimed Saturday that 15 British sailors and marines had confessed to entering its waters in an act of "blatant aggression," an escalation of Tehran's rhetoric over the confrontation.

Or, perhaps, Senator, what do the Conventions say about show trials of unlawfully held hostages?

FIFTEEN British sailors and marines arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards off the coast of Iraq may be charged with spying.

A website run by associates of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, reported last night that the Britons would be put before a court and indicted.

Referring to them as “insurgents”, the site concluded: “If it is proven that they deliberately entered Iranian territory, they will be charged with espionage. If that is proven, they can expect a very serious penalty since according to Iranian law, espionage is one of the most serious offences.”

Okay, sure, we're not talking about Americans--we're just talking about our closest allies. I would hope the standard still applies. A Convenion is a Convention, no?
As Captain Ed put it, "Can we expect the same level of outrage over this explicit violation as the supposed violations of the US government?" The Captain was referring to the U.N. and the international community.

I'd settle for a little outrage from the Democrats on the Sunday morning talk shows.

And, like I said, a little outrage from Senator McCain.

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