The US is able to turn a blind eye to so many things, whether it’s training terrorist groups – listed as terrorists by the State Department, no less – or whistling and foot shuffling as it sentences arms trafficker Viktor Bout. The disconnect should be alarming. We should be alarmed, shouldn’t we? And yet, it’s become so ordinary, so …American.
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Now that this memo is out there, publicly, the administration needs to do the right thing and prosecute those in the Bush admin that committed war crimes. There’s no excuse anymore.
One of the world’s most notorious arms dealers will be sentenced this week in a US court – possibly for life
A US judge on Friday ordered Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker characterized by prison authorities as highly dangerous, to be let out of solitary confinement for the first time in 15 months.
The bureau considered a sting operation against then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich after sifting through allegations from a notorious arms dealer that a $10 million bribe might get Congress to lift the Iraqi arms embargo.