A Case of Nuremberg II?

As evidence -- and rumors -- of Iraqi outrages in Kuwait mounted last week, allied calls for legal action against Saddam Hussein and his minions were gaining momentum. For the moment, George Bush ducked the issue, declaring, "We have to just wait and see."

Among U.S. legal experts, there is wide agreement that Saddam Hussein, his Revolutionary Command Council and his military officers should be held accountable for three types of transgressions identified and prosecuted in the Nuremberg trials of German leaders after World War II: crimes against peace, crimes against humanity and war crimes. But since there is no permanent...

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