International Law Watch 7
Posted by aogFriday, 08 November 2002 at 14:00 TrackBack Ping URL

Here is my view of international law, expressed by one of its proponents.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda said Wednesday that smaller countries on the Security Council should literally tie up the United States, until it views the Iraq situation the way other Security Council members view it. [...] Recalling the novel "Gulliver's Travels" Castaneda said, "I like very much the metaphor of Gulliver ensnarling the giant. Tying it up, with nails, with thread - with 20,000 nets that bog it down: these nets being norms, principles, resolutions, agreements, and bilateral, regional and international covenants," he said in an interview with the newspaper
So the goal is not to have any kind of rule of law, or to have norms of behavior for nations, but to force the USA to not only act but think as other nations want it to by ensnaring it in traps. Why in the world should the USA support or even respect this kind of thing?