The Global Bad Example
Well, evidently the Brits are taking a look at our new "We'll Do What We Damn Please" foreign policy, and, by gosh, they like the cut of our jib:
John Reid demanded sweeping changes to international law yesterday to free British soldiers from the restraints of the Geneva conventions and make it easier for the west to mount military actions against other states.
In his speech, the defence secretary addressed three key issues: the treatment of prisoners, when to mount a pre-emptive strikes, and when to intervene to stop a humanitarian crisis. In all these areas, he indicated that the UK and west was being hamstrung by existing inadequate law.
'cause god knows that's that we need - to make it easier for the U.S. and "The West" to go stomping around the world bombing the crap out of people. Why, yes, THAT'LL reduce the terrorism problem fersure.
"If you thought our foreign policy was bad before - this one GOES to 11!"