Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Jun 28 22:25:32 UTC 2006

At 14:26 -0700 28/6/06, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>   Now to split hairs.  Technically the insurgents, whatever their
>motives, are indeed criminals under present Iraqi law, being in
>rebellion against a duly elected central government.  Nor do they
>belong to any uniformed, coherent military force as, for example,
>were members of the American Confederate armed forces. To that
>extent their action is legitimately described as a kidnaping.

This applies to the Iraqi case, but not (?) the case of the Israeli soldier.


Barbara Need

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