French football star Zinedine Zidane and the “war on terror”, a discussion.
In (slightly) related news, the Iraqi government finally demands foreign troops take responsibility for their illegal actions:
Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the government said on Monday, as the U.S. military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis.
In an interview a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded a review of foreign troops’ immunity, Human Rights Minister Wigdan Michael said work on it was now under way and a request could be ready by next month to go to the U.N. Security Council, under whose mandate U.S.-led forces operate in Iraq.
The fact that foreign troops have operated thus far with immunity shows the level of contempt towards the Iraqi people. A culture of impunity now exists (not helped by an arrogant Australian government). Perhaps this is what Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s adviser Chris Kenny means when he talks about “civilisation triumphing over terror” (courtesy of the Israeli government and the Zionist lobby, of course.)