Saturday, June 20, 2009

ICC: No War Crimes in Iraq.
Short article, worth the click to read.
Nothing the US did in Iraq could ever constitute a war crime that could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.

This is the view of Richard Goldstone, a former chief international war crimes prosecutor and international law expert.

"I don't believe that any allegation that I have read or heard against the United States leaders comes anywhere near the sorts of crimes that the ICC has been set up to investigate. Genocide, crimes against humanity, serious war crimes - it just doesn't measure up."

This is my favorite part:
Under President Bush the US actively worked against the International Criminal Court putting a bill on the statute books, which became known unofficially as The Hague Invasion Act.

The American Service Members Protection Act, its real name, actually threatens American lawyers with legal action should they ever work on a case which could lead to a US citizen being put before the ICC. And it ultimately would allow US troops to come and free anyone on trial in The Hague, hence the unofficial name.

Heh. The Euro wimps really hate that part.
Democratic Underground posters are weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth at the news. No torture trials (see the post below), and no war crimes trials. The ICC was the last hope of the unpatriotic left.

The Bottom Line folks is this: The previous admin will NOT be prosecuted. Not by Lord Obama and his Amazing Democrat friends. Not by the ICC. Not by anyone!

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