Saturday, June 04, 2005

Making the World Legal for Abu Ghraib

Contractarianism (in commonsense parlance, "the rule of law") is one of the most powerful ideologies of Liberal-Capitalism, not least because of its legitimation of violence:

"The US Government is set to suspend military aid programmes over Kenya's reluctance to sign an agreement sheltering American soldiers from the international war crimes court.

Already, a group of Kenyan military officers preparing to leave for the US in July for an advanced training programme have had their trip blocked.

Threatened with cancellation is a Sh760 million military aid package, which includes training and equipment, unless the Kenya government agrees to sign what is referred to as a bilateral non-surrender agreement." (Patrick Mayoyo, Sunday Nation, 5/29/2005).


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