Skip to comments.US supports war crimes tribunal for first time
Posted on 03/01/2011 10:06:15 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions against Libya marked the first time that the United States has given its support to the International Criminal Court and signified a remarkable turnaround, though it includes a key exemption demanded by the Obama administration.
The resolution adopted unanimously by the Security Council on Saturday refers the actions of Moammar Gadhafi's regime since Feb. 15 to the court's prosecutor who must decide whether there is enough evidence of alleged crimes against humanity to warrant a full investigation.
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Watch your back Dubya.
What a misleading headline! Has anyone heard of Nuremburg?
I seem to recall that several Japanese leaders were tried and sentenced to different punishments, including death. What does it take to become a journalist these days, your own set of Crayons?
It's Obama's war now. Gitmo's still open. Bombs still falling. Nothing has changed.
Obama forgets how angry the left is that he's still fighting "Bush's war."
Not a good sign at all for Dubya.
Enough evidence, eh?
Very bad precedent.
That court is certainly not Nuremburg.
This opens a BIG can of worms. Good job!
We should have made a right turn in baghdad straight to tehran.
Give me a break! I didn't even knee to read the piece to know the headline referred to the International Criminal Court.
Have you even heard of International Criminal Court? It's not the 1940s. Come to the 21st Century.
’ I didn’t even knee to read the piece to know the headline referred to the International Criminal Court. . . Have you even heard of International Criminal Court? It’s not the 1940s. Come to the 21st Century.’
The question was not what I knew, and could figure out in context based on my knowledge, it was what did the headline mean to a likely not completely informed reader. The clear meaning of ‘US supports war crimes tribunal for first time’ would be that this is the first time that a war crimes tribunal had been supported by the US, Yes, it is the 21st century, but it is not the beginning of history.