Posted: 1/26/2012 5:05:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:
Even though we are guilty of international transgressions, I do not see the UN as any authority that has any room to talk with their past transgressions they lead the way in corruption, not to mention the fact that they are utterly toothless without U.S. Support.
If Iraq, or Afghanistan were to bring GWB or Obama up on charges I would have mixed feelings. On one hand it is important for them to protect their sovereignty, on the other. Good luck getting either one of those guys within your borders so you can detain them. It would only be a trial in public opinion, and pretty much without consequence.
It's not about Iraq or Afghanistan charging them (although they prob would if they could), it's about Western nations, and everybody that cares about democracy holding politicians to account.
Think the Hague or the ICC. For example, why is it ok to send out "most wanted" lists with members of the Ghadafi regime to appear before the ICC? A collection of 'like minded' nations, generally sharing the same values, say "'so and so' has occurred and is illegal, hence 'person X' should be brought before the ICC." What I'm saying is, we should apply the exact same standards for illegal actions and human rights violations perpetrated by ANY government.
For obvious reasons, certain people have gotten a free pass. I'm saying flat out that this is wrong. Politicians need to be held accountable, otherwise nothing will ever change.