Lessons from Nuremberg

(Washington Post) George F. Will - An Iraqi trial can build the authoritative record of Hussein's crimes. It also can give the new regime dignity. The long, dispiriting history of Holocaust denial would be a far worse plague had not the Nuremberg tribunal painstakingly rubbed the noses of various nations in what they did, or did too little to prevent. An unsparing presentation of Hussein's crimes would also usefully complicate the moral exhibitionism of some of America's critics.

2003-12-15 00:00:00

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