July 21, 2004 15:55 | Political

The precedent is set, the case law is clear. Round up the perpetrators and prosecute.


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.
if certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.

- Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, U.S. Prosecutor, Nuremburg 1945-6 WWII Nazi War Criminal Trials.

See also:
Attorney General Ramsey Clark to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan: U.S. War of Aggression