February 26, 2011


*Biden: 'When a state engages in atrocity, it forfeits its sovereignty' (Josh Rogin, February 25, 2011, Foreign Policy)

"I got in trouble when I said, during the Bosnia crisis, coming back from meeting Milosevic... that when a state engages in atrocity, it forfeits its sovereignty," Biden told an audience at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he was speaking at an event honoring the late Congressman Tom Lantos.

"And it was viewed at the time as somehow being contrary to the notions of the principles of the United Nations Charter that you forfeit your sovereignty," Biden said. "I remember the first person to call me as I was being roundly criticized was Tom Lantos, [who said,] ‘Keep it up, Joe.'"

Which was just part of the case against Saddam.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2011 5:55 AM
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