Skip to comments.Enemy or ally benchmarks?
Posted on 07/12/2002 10:27:20 PM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 3:55:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
President Bush renounced his predecessor's signature on the 1998 "Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court" because it hung like a Sword of Damocles over United States military operations. Both the president and Congress have vocally declared noncooperation with the ICC as touchstones of United States national security policy. At present, Mr. Bush is seeking blanket immunity for the United States from ICC jurisdiction as a condition of participation in international peacekeeping forces. Bosnia and Afghanistan stand at the front of the queue.
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Stick to your guns, George. If the rest don't like it....tough.
More likely an act of war.
"Article 8, section 2(b)(iv) makes criminal the planning or launching of "an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment which would be clearly excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage anticipated."
Might better apply to the filmed bombing of a civilian train, blanketing entire electricity grids with carbon and shorting out most of a small nation, dropping the bridges across the Danube and closing down commerce to the entire region, seizing then shutting down a nation's single largest mine complex, then selling it off, chasing an entire ethnic group away from their homes and handing them over to a foreign invader.
The foregoing recently carried out in large part simply to cover Bill Clinton's sorry butt when he got caught playing doctor with one of his tax dollar bought party girls ....
That sounds like it fits "excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage..." to me!
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