The Wall Street Journal reports that archives from postwar military tribunals in Japan reveal that the U.S. government considered many of the same practices approved and practiced on detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be war crimes, for which senior officials were held accountable. [via]

For anyone who dismisses Chomsky without listening to him, this must be very startling news. If the WSJ is crawling through old Chomsky speeches for their stories, maybe next month they can suddenly "discover" that the Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive Warfare would have justified Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor.


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