January 8, 2006

THE BREAD IS BUTTERED ON THE U.S. SIDE:

Jordan will not hand US citizens over to ICC (Reuters, 1/08/06)

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a law that prevents Amman handing over U.S. citizens accused of war crimes to the international criminal court, lawmakers said.

The United States is firmly opposed to the ICC, set up in 2002 as the world's first permanent global war crimes court, fearing it will be abused for politically-motivated cases against its troops and citizens. [...]

Instead, Jordan would be required to surrender them to the custody of the U.S. government, in apparent contravention to Jordan's obligations to the ICC.


They know who the good guys are.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 8, 2006 8:35 PM
Comments

They know who has the guns and knows how to use them. The ICC is just a setup where Europeans get to sit in judgement of everyone else anyway.

Posted by: Brandon at January 8, 2006 9:05 PM

Does anyone seriously think the French would give up soldiers accused of crimes in Africa? Or that Chirac, de Villepin, Sarkozy, or any other French politician would surrender to the ICC if charged for corruption or some such thing?

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 8, 2006 9:33 PM

Even Rove cannot prevent the wind blowing a certain way when Iran nukes Israel.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 9, 2006 11:57 AM

"They know who the good guys are." And they currently live right next door.

Posted by: Genecis at January 9, 2006 1:21 PM
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