Дорога к правосудию в Ираке

Поскольку вопросы по поводу истинного логического обоснования Иракской войны продолжают накапливаться, мы не должны смотреть только назад. Изучение действий коалиции, возглавляемой Соединенными Штатами, перед войной вполне может раскрыть официальный обман и манипуляцию для создания благоприятной для военного вмешательства ситуации. Но придирчивые вопросы о законности кампании в меньшей степени заключаются в прошлом, а в большей в продолжающемся отсутствии практически любого подобия власти закона в Ираке.

В настоящее время внутренний вакуум безопасности в Ираке настолько глубок, что ставит под сомнение вопрос о том, действительно ли война окончена. Партизанские нападения на солдат коалиции показывают, что не существует никакой четкой линии, разделяющей "до" и "после". То же самое подтверждает тревожная непрерывность между отсутствием законности до захвата и сейчас, под официальной властью захвативших сил. В конце концов, это власть закона - и только власть закона - с помощью которой свободные общества отличаются от диктатур.

Военные чиновники коалиции признают очевидное: без доказательства смерти Саддама Хуссейна сопротивление, которое оказывает ядро его сторонников, неизбежно будет продолжаться. Но как насчет необходимости более широко свести счеты с прежним режимом? Неужели правосудие для жертв и виновных в преступлениях Саддама менее важно, чем отделить прошлое Ирака от его настоящего и будущего?

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