Cherie Blair, wife of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been babbling on a bit about the USA not accepting the International Criminal Court:
It seems inconceivable that a state committed to the rule of law, such as the US, would refuse to investigate and prosecute its nationals should there be reliable evidence that they had been involved in international crimes.
While Right Wing News raps the concept of the USA accepting the ICC, I thought Blair’s statement was even more bizarre than that. Note that she equates the USA participating in the ICC with investigating and prosecuting USA citizens who have been involved in “international crimes”. Taken at face value this states that only the ICC can perform this task. It is apparently impossible for the USA to hold any of its citizens to account without the ICC if the crime is “international”. One wonders if Cherie Blair believes that before the ICC, no nation ever held war crime trials for its own citizens.