President Bush, deciding to ignore past Postal Service legislation, has concuded that he has the right to open and examine the contents of our mail. Story here.
Could a U.S. court decide that the Iraq war is illegal? 1st Lt. Ehren Watada’s lawers are expected to argue in a hearing today that launching war against Iraq violated the Army Field Manual’s terms for “Commencement of Hostilities,” in defense of Watada’s refusal to deploy with his unit in June. If convicted in a court marshal, Watada could face six years in prison.
In the Phillippines, Cpl. Daniel Smith, who has been accused of raping a 23-year-old Filipino woman, was released from the local prison and transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Much like the bailout of two U.S. troops in South Korea in 2002 after they ran over two girls in a tank, the U.S. seems to be in the practice of exempting their soldiers from their responsibilities as human beings.