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International Crime Court integral to war on terrorism

Dear Editor,

In the midst of the most extensive manhunt in history, the Bush administration has pulled out of the International Criminal Court. The ICC, which will prosecute war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity, could be a potent weapon in the war on terrorism. Even without U.S. participation, it’s a major step towards ensuring that humanity’s most egregious criminals will be brought to justice.

In his State of the Union address, President Bush said that “America will lead by defending liberty and justice because they are right and true and unchanging for all people everywhere.”

But by unsigning the treaty which brought the ICC into existence, the president has signaled that his commitment to universal justice is wavering. For a successful and just war on terrorism, the United States must support the International Criminal Court.


Peggy and Stan Stevens

Glenwood Springs

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