International court since ‘02 hasn’t rushed to any judgments

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Ms. Wald said the world needs a permanent criminal court - “ad hoc courts serve their purposes well, but they come and go.”

Mr. Taft said the ICC “is not a great danger to the United States, and on the whole, I’m in favor of cooperating with them, instead of pretending they don’t exist, because they do things we believe in.”

“But we need to see another several years of operation and another prosecutor before we consider joining,” he said.

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Nicholas Kralev

Nicholas Kralev is The Washington Times’ diplomatic correspondent. His travels around the world with four secretaries of state — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright — as well as his other reporting overseas trips inspired his new weekly column, “On the Fly.” He is a former writer for the weekend edition of the Financial Times and ...

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