If it turns out that our forces knowingly handed over Afghan detainees to be tortured, will "just following orders" suffice as a defence?
Blogger and National Post contributor Adrian MacNair thinks so:
March 7, 2010 at 11:26 am
Just out of curiosity, how many people here would still “support our troops” even if it were proven that they had knowingly given detainees over to torture?
Adrian MacNair says:
March 7, 2010 at 11:28 am
I’d support them 100%, John. Since troops follow orders, they aren’t culpable for what happens. The command structure is.
"So much for Nuremberg," says a later commenter. But that's wasted on the benighted MacNair, I'm afraid: he probably thinks a "Nuremberg" is a German quarter-pounder with cheese.