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British Troops Could Face War Crimes.
Mark Warwick who heads the government established Historic Allegations Team has made a statement to the Independent newspaper saying veterans of the British Army who served in Iraq could be facing war crimes.
Warwick indicated that some of the conduct by British service people while out in Iraq could be classed as crimes against humanity. The Baha Mousa case is still live and ongoing and the incident surrounds an Iraqi Hotel Receptionist called Baha Mousa who was taken into custody by the British Army for interrogation and was later found dead.
Many outside of the investigation into Britain's alleged war crimes in Iraq have attacked the investigation as not being very forthcoming and going at a snails pace but those conducting the investigation have said investigations into any allegation of a war crime cannot be rushed all the evidence has to be examined and facts thoroughly checked.
The MOD (Ministry Of Defence) has condemned any actions by British military personnel while serving in Iraq if war crimes have been committed but it said the majority of British armed forces people act within the law and are very professional at all times.
Putting British soldiers on trial would be a hot potato indeed as there is large maximum support for the British armed forces in the UK and while I believe if a crime has been committed it should be looked into and those guilty brought to trial you also have to be careful of those out there in Iraq or other places who could be making false allegations or saying their time in detention with the British forces was worse than it actually was trying to get compensation based on a lie or a fabrication of events.