Rule of Law

Slobodan Milosevic, a former head of state, was indicted and tried by an international criminal tribunal for his crimes against humanity. Two hundred thousand citizens of the former Yugoslavia died because of his misdeeds. George Bush, a former head of state, has not been indicted for his crimes against humanity. One million citizens of occupied Iraq died because of his misdeeds.

Due to the unwillingness of the states of the former Yugoslavia to indict their war criminals, the UN Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to bring the perpetrators of evil to justice. The UN Security Council, due to its makeup, will not seek justice against former President Bush, but the UN General Assembly could.

An International Criminal Tribunal for Iraq would have no difficulty establishing the guilt of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: the documentation has already been done. As for willingness to bring these criminals to justice domestically, the current President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have stated they will not do so. Now it is up to the international community to uphold the rule of law.

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~ by Jay Taber on February 20, 2009.

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