Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Are all Civillian Deaths Equally Tragic?

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz doesnt think so:

There is a vast difference — both oral and legal — between a 2-year-old who is killed by an enemy rocket and a 30-year-old civilian who has allowed his house to be used to store Katyusha rockets. Both are technically civilians, but the former is far more innocent than the latter. There is also a difference between a civilian who merely favors or even votes for a terrorist group and one who provides financial or other material support for terrorism.

He thinks "We need a new vocabulary to reflect the realities of modern warfare" .


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