Saturday, August 16, 2008

Master Under God ... No More?

For time immemorial, ship captains have exercised absolute authority at sea. Consequently, early insurance writs -- agreements with ship owners and passengers and the Board of Trade -- dubbed them "Master Under God."This long tradition, it seems, has been broken. Capt. Will C. Rogers 3rd, the commanding officer of the USS Vincennes, will go unpunished for his responsibility in the murder of 290 innocents, including more than 60 children. Of course, some observers, such as MIT retired professor Noam Chomsky, disagree. Read full story

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