British prime minister David Cameron should be wary about lecturing the Chinese. The text of a speech Cameron is to give in Beijing extols the rule of law and urges the Chinese to follow the example of Britain and others.
This is an ideal time for Cameron to practice what he preaches, the rule of law. There is mounting evidence in the U.K. indicating that war crimes were committed by the British military, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and likely by the British cabinet and former prime minister, Tony Blair.
If Britain's vaunted rule of law is to have any meaning, if it is to be spared the indignity of political expedience and hypocrisy, then surely Cameron must honour it by seeing that war criminals in his own land are duly prosecuted.