At no point did he "stand up for war criminals", thread title is bs. A more accurate headline would be "McCain throws out low life scum so civilized discourse can resume".
Kind of makes you wonder how the world is going to view Obama's Drone program in the future...Once called "the most controversial to date," the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger in 1973 was fraught with debate. Critics said Kissinger's alleged involvement as Secretary of State in Operation Condor and the U.S. bombing campaigns in Cambodia made a mockery of the prize and led Tom Lehrer to quip that the award "made political satire obsolete." Further incensing the situation, North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho, who was jointly awarded the prize, declined his half of the spoils on the grounds that he didn't want to share the award with the realpolitik ringmaster. To date, his detractors continue to dispute the accolade, arguing that the prize was for efforts to conclude the Vietnam War something that didn't actually happen until 1975.
Last I checked, he hasn't been convicted of any crimes, so he is in fact not a war criminal. Wanted for questioning means nothing, and since when do we give a crap if a government in some other country wants to question or detain him?"The man is, in fact, a war criminal - wanted for questioning in Chile, Argentina and France (concerning French citizens who disappeared in Chile). He cannot travel to Britain, Brazil and many other countries because they cannot guarantee his immunity from legal proceedings"
"The man is, in fact, a war criminal - wanted for questioning in Chile, Argentina and France (concerning French citizens who disappeared in Chile). He cannot travel to Britain, Brazil and many other countries because they cannot guarantee his immunity from legal proceedings"
So basically, all it takes for someone to be defined as a war criminal for you is that someone somewhere wants them for questioning? Keep in mind, he's never even been charged with anything anywhere, let alone convicted of anything. Further, you do realize that if there were any real allegations that he could simply be tried and convicted in absentia. Whether the US would then choose to hand him over or not is a different matter (of course it wouldn't).so as long as a persons home country is powerful enough to protect them from trial they can never be a war criminal? thats ur standard?