December 1st, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

War crimes trials for the Bushists

Something I am hearing and/or reading a lot lately is how the Bushists should be hauled to the ICC for war crimes trials. However, this is not the case. The ICC is for trying war criminals where the locals have failed, for whatever reason, to conduct war crimes trials. It is the case, in fact, that the Bushists have violated federal war-crimes law and that they can and should be tried here in the US and not be taken to the ICC.

And US law in this matter allows the death penalty, which of course I oppose, but not because I think no one has earned it.

These days Al Franken is making jokes about the possible execution of the Leader and you can tell he is only half joking. That's where we are at in the US. What a disgusting mess we have made of ourselves.