Argument: Opposing ICC is not about protecting guilty, but sovereignty
"Frequently Asked Questions About the U.S. Government's Policy Regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC)". State Department. 30 July 2003 - There is the perception that the USG is focused only on protecting its own citizens while foreign citizens in the U.S. are subject to a harsh U.S. domestic penal code[...]The U.S. is not seeking to exempt U.S. citizens who have been charged with a heinous crime. We simply believe that the national authorities should be responsible for handling these types of offenses. Appropriate punishment will be imposed on those U.S. citizens convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.