Dr. Dawg

Torture in Afghanistan: Befehl ist Befehl?

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If it turns out that our forces knowingly handed over Afghan detainees to be tortured, will "just following orders" suffice as a defence?

Blogger and National Post contributor Adrian MacNair thinks so:

John says:
March 7, 2010 at 11:26 am

Just out of curiosity, how many people here would still “support our troops” even if it were proven that they had knowingly given detainees over to torture?

Adrian MacNair says:
March 7, 2010 at 11:28 am

I’d support them 100%, John. Since troops follow orders, they aren’t culpable for what happens. The command structure is.

"So much for Nuremberg," says a later commenter. But that's wasted on the benighted MacNair, I'm afraid: he probably thinks a "Nuremberg" is a German quarter-pounder with cheese.

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