Monday, August 09, 2004

When in Rome...

The stories now surfacing about Senator John Kerrys service in Vietnam show, far better than any hypotheticals lawyers could contrive, why the United States should never join the Rome Treaty of the International Criminal Court, subjecting itself to that institutions authority to punish violations of the laws of war. Did John Kerry commit war crimes in Southeast Asia? It all depends on how you look at it; how you choose to interpret the actions of a man in his 20s, ten thousand miles from home, who was being periodically shot at.

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