Annan uses the W-word:

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan sharply criticized the United States on Thursday for seeking another exemption from the International Criminal Court, particularly in light of the Iraqi prisoner scandal.

“The blanket exemption is wrong. It is of dubious judicial value and I don’t think it should be encouraged by the council,” Annan told reporters.

Wow. I didn’t think that Kofi Annan was capable of using the term “wrong”. I figured it went against his moral relativist sensibilities. I guess criticizing the U.S. is an exception, right?

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1 Knave 06.18.04 at 4:45 PM

As we know, all countries in the world are right… except two. And those two exceptions are always wrong.

Thats just the way it is.


2 Jonny 06.21.04 at 4:39 PM

I thought the ICJ was supposed to be for countries without sufficient judicial resources to try criminals, countries such as Rawanda. Given that the US is the most highly litigated society in the world it seems ridiculous to worry about such things.


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