American War Crimes

Preface: I was born and raised in America, and love my country. But the U.S. should abide by international laws.

Indeed, it is in our self-interest to do so.  For example, torture creates new terrorists; but prosecuting the torturers would help to reduce the hatred – and terrorism – which comes from the horrendous program of torture.

Similarly, top counter-terrorism experts say that indefinite detention – such as we have at Guantanamo – increases terrorism.

And indiscriminate drone strikes – which are war crimes (more here and here) – also create more terrorists.

As such, my self-interest as an American is not to cover up or excuse war crimes but my government, but to oppose them … to help prevent more terrorist attacks in the future.

American War Crimes

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