Friday, September 15, 2006


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  1. It’s a curious hypocrisy that many of those who seem to regard the Geneva Conventions as immutable, written in stone, are the same ones who constantly seek to redefine and reinterpret the US Constitution.

  2. The U.S. Constitution (a document that initially failed to prohibit the commercial enslavement of human beings), which was written 219 years ago by men whose fundamental worldviews and conceptions of reality were by definition vastly different from our own, pertained to a nascent nation in many ways incommensurate with the one we populate today.

    The Geneva Conventions, written two generations ago, represent basic universally agreed-upon considerations of human dignity, considerations proponents of the moral advancement of civilization could only hope would become more-not less-stringent with time.