Sunday, March 27, 2011

Human Rights Watch really hearts NATO war crimes: look at this insane argument

"Human Rights Watch’s London director Tom Porteus cautioned that even confirmed evidence of civilian deaths did not necessarily mean negligence or malice given the uncertainties of aerial bombardment.  “Just because you’ve got a civilian body killed in an airstrike, doesn’t mean there’s been a war crime or even a violation of international humanitarian law,” he said. As for coalition officials, he said that they were “clearly bending over backward to say that they’re bending over backward to avoid civilian casualties.”"  Would they say the same about Arab missiles against Israel? (thanks Hicham)