Monday, May 17, 2004

Bush Pushes to Have Americans Above International Law

What makes us better than everybody else?:

The Bush administration is pursuing its campaign to protect Americans from International Criminal Court jurisdiction even as it deals with the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal that may involve some of the very war crimes the court was created to handle.

So far 89 countries have signed agreements with Washington promising that Americans accused of grave international offenses, including soldiers charged with war crimes, will be returned to U.S. jurisdiction so their cases can be decided by fellow Americans rather than international jurists.

I'm sure the Iraqi Governing Council will be signing on the dotted line soon. After all we're the ones who gave them "power."

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