From the ultra-right-wing National Review
, on the 13th:
Iran’s Propaganda Victory in One Illegal Image
Here's what NR has to say about this image (which depicts those captured American Navy personnel)...
This photograph violates international law. Article 13 of the Geneva Convention (III), governing the treatment of prisoners of war, requires Iran to protect prisoners against “insults and public curiosity.” This photograph — including a female sailor apparently forced to wear a headscarf – is a quintessential example of “public curiosity” and would be interpreted as insulting throughout the Muslim world. (And if you don’t think Iran is in a state of armed conflict against the United States, tell that to the families of hundreds of American soldiers who’ve lost their lives to Iranians and Iranian-backed terrorists.)
That last bit probably made you smirk. The terrorists who have attacked us have been mostly Saudi; all
of them were Wahhabist Sunnis. Of course, we are not
at war with Iran.
Lets remind ourselves of the way America, in recent years, has treated wartime prisoners (to whom the Geneva convention did
apply) -- and keep in mind that many of these people were utterly innocent
. I don't know about you, but I'd rather be one of those guys in Iran, lounging around on pillows and that nice carpet...