Saturday, October 27, 2007

Does this trouble Rice's conscience?
(AP) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was accosted by an anti-war protester with her hands painted red to look like blood as she entered the room to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The protester shouted that Rice was a "war criminal" and should be taken to the Hague, a reference to international war tribunals.

Rice was stoic and proceeded with business as normal as the protester was immediately spirited from the room. Other protesters were likewise escorted away at the behest of Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, D-Calif.

The above picture is the first of three in a slide slide show of the incident beginning here:

Video here:

It appeared to me that Rice's security detail was much more competent and professional than the capital police who dragged another protester out in a painful wristlock.

Here's an article on the courageous woman who approached Rice, Desiree Fairooz.

Ms. Fairooz yelled "The blood of millions of Iraqis is on your hands!"

What if Rice's "business as normal" is criminal behavior that is resulting in mass death and great destruction?

Do war criminals deserve respect because of the office they are abusing?

Does that further the rule of law?

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