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  • Manning leaks helped end war, saved lives

    Why is it that people who violate the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice by torturing prisoners do not get punished ("Ex-CIA officer charged over leaks to journalists," Jan. 24), but people who report such crimes to the press get the book thrown at them? The code specifies that it is a crime to violate the Geneva Convention, which bans torture. The convention, like all signed treaties, is considered to be "the highest law of the land" by the U.S. Constitution. The convention also stipulates the obligation that soldiers and others report violations that they witness.
  • Marines to be Court-Martialed Over Urinating on Corpses Video

    Marines to be Court-Martialed Over Urinating on Corpses Video
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two U.S. Marines will be court martialed over their alleged involvement in a video showing troops urinating on dead Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with casualties. The Marine Corps announced the criminal charges Monday...

    On Christopher Hitchens: August Brown considers

    August Brown writes: For me, his greatest influence was on the page. His style was defined by a refusal to resort to stock images and analysis -- or to accept them from others.

    Perry: What's wrong with a little corpse-defiling?

    Rick Perry is not the first to defend the four Marines who were catapulted to infamy last week when an Internet video emerged capturing them urinating on what appeared to be the corpses of three dead Taliban fighters. Conservative luminary...

    Crusading Spanish judge is back in court — as defendant

    Baltasar Garzon, a Spanish judge who indicted former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is back in court as a defendant. Garzon, 56, is charged with ordering illegal wiretaps in one of three cases against him.