THE ONLY QUESTION ABOUT TARIQ AZIZ'S STATUS IS HOW QUICKLY HE CAN BE TRIED AND HANGED
What in the world is the nonsense coming out of Iraq regarding " questions about Tariq Aziz's status
" ? Hasn't anyone at the State department ever heard of the Genocide Convention ? Or crimes against humanity ? How can you try some Bosnian Serb thug but not the Joachim von Ribbentrop of Iraq ?
Aziz is an official of the highest level for a regime that has murdered over 200,000 people, targeted ethnic minorities for obliteration, made unprovoked attacks upon three neighboring states, built and used WMD against women, children and old people. Aziz is getting cut slack because of his long familiar place on the diplomatic circuit and the number of past and present government officials and heads of state with whom he has shared cocktails and off the record jokes in fluent English. The idea of trying Aziz makes some folks a little squirmy but morally how is Aziz any different from Chemical Ali ?
Let's try to remember that his job was making life easier for the regime to kill it's enemies quietly and without cost.