Iraq protest officer says US behaved 'like Nazis'

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 15 Apr 2006 09:50:07 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Peter Graff and Shan Ross at The Scotsman - Malcolm Kendall-Smith, a British RAF doctor refused to follow an order to deploy to Iraq. At his trial, he said that he had decided that the United States is acting like Nazis. [grabbe]

Kendall-Smith made his remarks amid a series of bitter exchanges with David Perry, prosecuting, at a hearing in Aldershot, Hampshire.

"As early as 2004 I regarded the United States to be on par with Nazi Germany as regards its activities in the Gulf," Kendall-Smith told the court.

Mr Perry, asking Kendall-Smith for clarification, said: "Are you saying the US is the moral equivalent of the Third Reich?"

Kendall-Smith replied: "That's correct."

He then continued: "I have documents in my possession which support my assertions.

"This is on the basis that ongoing acts of aggression in Iraq, and systematically applied war crimes, provide a moral equivalent between the US and Nazi Germany."

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