“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Saturday, February 10, 2007

02/10 Morning Report

CavMom hs the report of our troops thwarting a kidnapping in Baghdad. Want to bet you don’t see those kind of stories on the MSM? She actually has a lot of those. You should put the site on your regular reading list.
(…I’ll come back to her in another post later today…I got TAGGED…)

In other news from Iraq, the UN has filed to have a death sentence revoked. I’m not commenting on whether or not he deserves it. My concern is that the UN is, once again, making special case issues. For those who don’t know, this is an application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

After almost two decades of negotiations and rewriting, the text of the Universal Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was agreed upon in 1966. In 1976, after being ratified by the required 35 states, it became international law.

Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The protocol adds legal force to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by allowing the Human Rights Commission to investigate and judge complaints of human rights violations from individuals from signator countries.
Placing the global desires above the needs of justice among the local people is a dangerous practice. Lawlessness—or genocide as practiced by Hussein and his cronies—should not be tolerated. There must be a swift and just end to events like this. Personally, I loved the Israeli reservation against the treaty:
"To the extent that such law is inconsistent with its obligations under the Covenant, Israel reserves the right to apply that law."
(…if you’re interested, Here is a list of the nations that have ratified it so far, and their complaints about it…)

Meanwhile, members of Congress visiting Iraq were shown Iranian explosives. Personally, I would call that solid evidence that Iran is fueling the problems in Iraq. Even if they are selling them to a third party who is distributing them, they are still involved—just like they are in Lebanon.
(…hey…how many US Presidents have had that charge leveled against them?...I can say Iran-Contra…can’t you?...wonder if it will stick to the Iranians?...)