Then why pray tell did George Bush bother to "unsign" the International Criminal Court Treaty? Hmmm???
Ever since the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties went into force, a signature is enough grounds for the government to begin to enforce it. Even though the Senate rejected it, it has been treated by the government as "customary international law."
Oh, and if you still feel comfy in that ignorance, realize this: Per Article II Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution, it only takes 34 Senators to ratify a treaty, "two thirds of the Senators present" presuming a quorum of 51. You can learn more about how that happened here.
Good job. I was going to reply and then saw your reply. This deserves its own thread. FReepers need to know and then they need to tell the people.