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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:48 PM
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What is Barack's position on the International Criminal Court?
As I recall, Bush said the U.S. would not be a part of it. If Obama made us a part of the I.C.C., then couldn't the world prosecute Bush for war crimes? And wouldn't this be far better than mere impeachment?
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Tim4319 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:49 PM
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1. I'd say!
I wish he could get impeached then face the ICC!
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:53 PM
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2. Junior "opted out" of the ICC from the get-go; Obama sees the world differently.
"Had we been a signatory . . ."

In a 2004 interview, Obama endorsed internationalism, and lamented our not being a member of the ICC:

CC: But would you agree that by doing what the Bush administration is doing we are fomenting...

BO: We are exacerbating it! Our adventures in Iraq are appealing to some of the worst impulses in the Arab and Muslim world rather than the best impulses of those cultures. I think its emblematic of a general arrogance of this administration that was on display before Iraq it was true with our unilateral rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, we could have done something about greenhouse gases, it was true of our unilateral rejection of the international criminal court which, had we been a signatory, could have actually dealt with Saddam Hussein in an appropriate setting. It was true with our unilateral rejection of the landmines treaty. This administration has repeatedly shown disregard for other countries and world opinion. That is fundamentally a mistake...I think that has made us less secure.


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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:55 PM
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3. Thank you. Music to my ears. Using the ICC would also let
President Obama keep clean hands and politics . . . in addition to letting the entire world do as they'd like.
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