Tuesday, November 14, 2006

War Crimes, South African Gays & Conservative Boners

Representing a very significant move towards logical global moral consistency, German "civil rights activists filed suit Tuesday asking German prosecutors to open a war crimes investigation of outgoing U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and a host of other U.S. officials for their alleged roles in torture at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

The tidbit of the story that does oh so much to inform how the world works:

"A case could not be brought with the International Criminal Court, because the United States is not a member..." and "The case could not be pursued through the UN because the U.S. has veto power..."

In unexpected and wonderful news, South Africa approved same-sex unions.

In unrelated news, Ralph Klein made an inappropriate but amusing joke.
"The joke, scripted by Klein's office staff, poked fun at Liberal MP Stronach for crossing the floor from the federal Conservatives.

"I don't think she ever did have a Conservative bone in her body. Well, except for one," Klein said to a mix of groans, laughter, claps and whistles. "Well, speaking of Peter MacKay..."

He added, "Hiyoooooo.... (thankfully) I'm not here all week."


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