Saturday, September 03, 2005

Roberts Set Out Doubts On Genocide Treaty

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. once expressed some agreement with conservatives who opposed entering an international anti-genocide treaty, saying that foreign governments might try to use it to prosecute the United States for its military actions overseas.

But Roberts, then a young White House lawyer, ultimately urged President Ronald Reagan to sign it, arguing that to do otherwise would be a public-relations embarrassment on the world stage.

So, it seem Roberts thinks it's no concern that hundreds of thousands die if an American soldier can avoid prosecution under international law. But heaven forbid America is embarassed!


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source : Washington post


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