So we're all supposed to take heart that former Liberian Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes. We're even told that this constitutes a "message that tyrants worldwide will be tracked down and brought to justice."
But oh, nevermind the fact that Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney have thus far escaped prosecution for war crimes -- because amongst other things the legal officials in France proclaimed that these people enjoy "official immunity" from war crimes prosecutions, even after they leave office.
And then take a look at this photo posted by Phillip Weiss of two Israeli Knesset members making themselves comfortable on the couch which used to belong to an ethnically-cleansed Palestinian family, and grinning ear-to-ear. Remember, these are the same "victims" who fear "being wiped out" and who are quick to yell "Never Again."
Now tell me again about that message to tyrants.
There are monsters in the world.