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6/08/2005

International Criminal Court

Mark Noonan explains why the US didn't join the International Criminal Court. You see, apparently it might have resulted in some Americans being charged with crimes.
In case anyone was wondering just why President Bush refused to sign on to the ICC, here's your reason:
MADRID (Reuters) A Spanish judge wants to question three U.S. soldiers as suspects in the death of a Spanish cameraman who was killed when a U.S. tank fired on a hotel housing foreign journalists during the 2003 assault on Baghdad. The Pentagon has found no fault with the soldiers, but High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz wants to question the three men who were in the tank, a court official said on Tuesday.
Call me stupid if you like, but in a war zone one of the risks is that a tank might open fire on your position. This is all part of the leftwing meme that the US intentionally targets journalists - but it also illustrates just what foreigners would love to do to the US: put us in the dock. Had we signed on to the ICC then it wouldn't just be an out of control Spanish judge making absurd demands but, instead, an international body of leftwing jurists indicting the entire United States military for war crimes. They really do hate us that much that they're more than willing to prosecute the one instution, the US military, which holds back a new era of barbarism.

Personally, I'd like to see us sever diplomatic relations with Spain over this - get rid of that judge, or get cut off from the United States.
I used to wonder why right-wingers thought the US could do no wrong. Now I realize that according to wingnut logic, this is an analytic truth--the US can do no wrong, because if the US does it, it ain't wrong.

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