Tag: International Criminal Court

Wanted: BHO

Yeah, good luck with that:

[Some Majorca lawyer] lodged a written complaint at the International Criminal Court accusing the US president of breaching the Geneva Convention.

Navy Seals acting on Mr Obama’s orders shot the al-Qaeda leader dead on May 2 after storming his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

In his written complaint, the Majorca-based lawyer said bin Laden should have been “pursued, arrested, tried and convicted” on behalf of “the victims of some terrible and appalling atrocities”. The killing of bin Laden was even worse as it took place in foreign territory, Pakistan, without the permission of that government, he said.

This is one of the reasons I was relieved that the US never ratified the ICC agreement. The chance that the ICC will call a trial on Obama for killing a declared enemy of the United States in battle is almost zero. But do we really want that potential hanging over their heads?

As it happens, even this complaint is garbage. Obama did pursue this man and tried to arrest him. But when you have a man whose followers frequently wire themselves with explosives, play dead in order to draw in soldiers and medics and see glorious suicide as their best option, you shoot first and ask questions later. This isn’t an instance of shooting a defenseless person in custody. This is shooting someone in a potential combat situation.

And what it really is a some lawyer trying to draw attention to himself. Well too bad, pud-knocker. I left your name out of the block quote.