Monday, May 30, 2005

FEAR & TREPIDATION


(image by the Black Rose)

Society prepares the crime; the criminal only commits it.
Chinese proverb
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To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.

We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow.

Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson
Chief U.S. Prosecutor -
Nuremburg War Crimes Trials, 1946

2010 UPDATE: CHENEY ADMITS ORDERING TORTURE