Overcoming barriers to killing

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December 6, 2011
by Butler Shaffer  
Posted in Commentary

"Despite the failure to include all criminals of war, there was a long-held popular sense that the Nuremberg principles stood for something worth embracing. All of this changed, of course, when -- following 9/11 -- the United States government decided to get into the war-crimes business by interpreting the word 'defense' -- what the Nuremberg principles permitted -- into the doctrine of 'preventive war.'" (12/06/11)


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