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Loughner Thought Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Criminal?

Volokh Conspiracy has dug through internet forum postings by an individual with the handle Erad3, thought to be Jared Lee Loughner since a good deal of content posted under that moniker at a forum called Above Top Secret is posted elsewhere under his actual name.

One thing that stands out is a (typically semi-coherent) syllogism about the legal status of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan:

 

There was help with cleaning the uranium from the Iran and Iraq war in the 1980’s?

Article 33 of the Geneva Convention is the prohibit of pillage.

All military invasions with armed forces into a foreign country are war crimes in the Geneva Convention articles of 1949.

The Iraq and Afghanistan war of 2010 is a military invasion with armed forces into a foreign country.

Therefore, Iraq and Afghanistan war of 2010 is a war crime from the Geneva Convention articles of 1949.

Ouch! For the thoughts of war.

Let me say, not much should be made of this — just as not much should be made of any of the statements made in an idiom that only one madman can speak and understand.

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Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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