Joe Biden doing the right thing, who the hell does he think he is?
You misspelled “INPEACH!” , Evan.
I, for one, welcome our new ICC overlords!
Biden, as you say, repeatedly does small quiet nice things, that, taken together end up being a big fucking deal. Meanwhile, the poo flinging caucus of the Republican House wants inpeech for :::waves hands::: reasons.
just security is my guilty pleasure.
Ta, Evan. I fully support the US assisting the ICC; I've always thought our staying out of it is wrong.
I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but re: the worry from the military that the ICC might prosecute US soldiers (or leaders, for that matter), and speaking as an unAmerican: Yes, THAT'S THE FUCKING POINT OF THIS THING.
Not US soldiers specifically, but soldiers who commit war crimes and are not held responsible for them by their own countries' justice system (I'm not sure if this is explicitly in the ICC's charter, but like, they're busy people. I think they're going to prioritize criminals who would otherwise walk free).
I don't think I can stress enough how bad this looks from outside the US. It's basically saying "we want our soldiers to have the option to commit war crimes".
He's doing the right things.
He is an ethical man who's acknowledged where he erred in the past, and has worked to redress some of those things.
I hope the ethic he personifies takes root. We could use a lot more of it.
The Q-morons would rather live in a fantasy world where Tom Hanks and Orpah Winfrey are getting high on adrenochrome than deal with real cases of child sexual abuse.
Now do Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz
This is, indeed, a big fucking deal. Possibly the first time since Nuremberg that the US has actually respected the concept of international laws of war.
I have noticed that some of the 20 year old “I’m a communist now!” types are convinced that the Russians are the good guys.
Sounds good to me. Maybe they can add Henry Kissinger to the deal?
"(Robert F. Kennedy Jr., how’s your sick conscience?)"
He has none, so no problem-o!
"resistance by the Pentagon, which had argued that it could pave the way for the court to prosecute American troops, according to the officials."
You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. What are you hiding, Pentagon?
There is a very easy solution to ensure that the ICC doesn't prosecute U.SMercan Soldiers for War Crimes. I bet I don't even have to give you a hint.
Russians in Ukraine have committed and continue to commit actions which check all the boxes for both war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is time for them to be stopped and brought to justice no matter what the military might hypothesize could be a bad result in the future. Evil deeds are being done right now and should be ended right now.
Bring all the pressure that you can onto Putin. This is something we could do, and Biden did it.