In the following clip, Spencer Tracy plays the judge in the war crimes trials against the Germans at Nuremberg. If you watch the whole movie you’ll see the Germans and their lawyers make the very same arguments for their war crimes as the Bush administration (and Fox News talking head…whocouldanode?) do for theirs. It’s ironic reverse deja vu that will have a profound effect on you if you imagine our current set of torture fanatics in place of the German war criminals. Watch Spencer Tracy sum it up nicely in his reading of the verdict in this clip:
Who do you think should play Spencer Tracy’s role when the future film rights to the Bush-Cheney war crimes trial are granted?
I’m voting for Phil Donahue.
Did I miss anybody you’d prefer to see?