Noam Chomsky’s suggestion (Quotes of the week, 22/1/06) that the Irish government has been party to ‘‘the supreme international crime’’ is an unequivocal reference to the act of initiating a war of aggression, rather than collaboration with torture.
When Chomsky made the remark in question at Amnesty International’s annual lecture on January 18, he made explicit reference to the Nuremberg Tribunal, which ruled that: ‘‘to initiate a war of aggression...
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