Monday, March 19, 2007

Could President Bush Face War Crimes Trials At The Hague?

From Your New Reality :
In news that will cause millions of anti-war protesters to drool helplessly, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations has revealed Iraq is "actively considering" signing up to the International Criminal Court.

Why is this such a mouth-watering proposition for those opposed to the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq?

If Iraq were to do this, the actions of the United States, the UK, Australia and other Coalition countries, during the Iraq War could be legitimately investigated in war crimes trials at The Hague. For example, in 2005, the US admitted to the UN that it had tortured prisoners inside Iraq. An illegal act commited during an illegal war.
And that's just the beginning.

President Bush may soon find himself in the uncomfortable position where Iraq uses the threat of prosecution through the Internation Criminal Court as a way of leveraging a better deal for Iraqis in the contentious battle over how Iraq's oil resources will be carved up.