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UN exempts US from tribunal

But it’s not like they had a choice, really. The US got the approval they wanted, a one year extension to the international tribunal exemption.

But wait, there’s more.

The long-term goal is to gain complete exemption from all international tribunals for any and all US officials. The US diplomatic front has been strong-arming smaller, poorer nations, coaxing them to sign Article 98. This agreement states the the nations will not pursue international charges against US officials.

Responsible? Well, no. Classic US approach to international diplomacy? I think so.

As much as I would like to blame the Bush Administration for this move, I know better. If Clinton, Gore, or any other Democrat was in office the same tactics would be used. Why?

Well, I'll answer my question with a question:

Is our exemption from any and all international accoutability necessary for our continued riegn as the One World Super Power?

Posted by Ryan at June 15, 2003 10:37 AM