Argument: Double standard in War on Terror and US legal complaints to ICC
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"U.S. is not apart". The Gazette. (Montreal, Quebec). 7 July 2002 - It seems clear that there are different rules for Americans and the rest of the world. The U.S. government is very happy to arrest citizens of other countries (as it did with suspected members of Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban it held at Camp X-Ray) and bring some of them to trial in military courts, where normal rules governing U.S. courts don't apply. And yet it is prepared to end the UN presence in Bosnia simply because it is afraid that American soldiers will be brought before the new International Criminal Court (Editorial, July 3.)
The current U.S. government needs to remember that it is part of the world, not apart from the world.
David Scheffer. former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001). "The US and the International Criminal Court Then and Now". Jurist. 16 July 2008 - "The neo-cons stoked such paranoia about the court and international justice that the administration’s self-destructive plunge into criminal conduct against detainees in the so-called war on terror demonstrated a hideously consistent attitude."