On Monday (issue 1070) you said:
> "But if the people giving the orders are corrupt
oilmen who stole their way into power,
> and their decisions are not made with good intentions, you still can't blame the soldier
> for showing up and doing his duty."
I have to take a slight exception to that.
The Nuremberg Trials at the end of WWII
established that; "I was just following orders." is no defense at all.
Every soldier should examine where their
orders come from.
Every soldier should decide if their acts are moral and just.
Lee, I might be wrong, but I think you just called for every American
to be tried for war crimes in Iraq. If so, I can't go along with that.
There's a difference between toppling a government and systematically
6 million civilians into railroad cars and shipping them to extermination camps.
In my opinion, "orders" depends on what the orders are.
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