Monday, April 27, 2009

Iraq accuses U.S. of war crime - - yesterday

"Iraq's prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid on Sunday as a "crime" that violated the security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts.

The U.S. military, however, strongly denied that it overstepped its bounds and said it notified Iraqi authorities in advance—in accordance with the rules that took effect this year governing U.S. battlefield conduct."

Obviously, the media coverage of accusations of "war crime" depends upon the identity of the accused criminal. It seems only pre January, 2009 war crimes are newsworthy.

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