- The Washington Times - Friday, March 6, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Judges at The Hague-based International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Bashir of Sudan for his genocidal crimes against humanity in Darfur.

Now that’s kind of odd - an arrest warrant? Does this mean that an international army can invade Sudan and do whatever it needs to do to find and arrest this mass murderer? Would that be considered tantamount to the police busting into a wanted felon’s dwelling and “legally” apprehending him in the eyes of the world community?

If I’m correct in my analysis of the situation, where were these righteous judges on the run-up to the Iraq War?

Saddam Hussein committed various acts of genocide in Iraq, including using chemical weapons on the Kurds in 1988, and he was guilty of torching 800 Kuwaiti oil wells - the worst act of economic and environmental terrorism in human history. The judges at The Hague completely ignored his laundry list of crimes against humanity.

Why do they go after the Tony Soprano of crimes against humanity and look the other way for Al Capone?

Had they indicted Saddam with the same vigor that they’re going after Gen. Bashir, perhaps it would have squashed this ridiculous claim by people like Rosie O’Donnell that Operation Iraqi Freedom was an “illegal war.”

On the strength of that statement, I have to question the political motives of this International Criminal Court.

EUGENE R. DUNN

Medford, N.Y.


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