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What does U.S. have to fear about international court?

Dear Editor,

An open letter to U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis:

Mr. McInnis,

An international criminal court opened its offices recently in The Hague, Netherlands. It was specifically created to replace ad hoc trials in Nuremberg after World War II and the current trials of suspected Balkan war criminals in The Hague with a recognized permanent institution to deal with these four crimes:

A. The crime of genocide.

B. Crimes against humanity.

C. War crimes.

D. The crime of aggression.

The Bush administration has strongly opposed this court and has refused to become a signator nation. I called your offices and was told that you were against it.

So Mr. McInnis, just this:

1. What are we doing that we should even be worried about being accused of A-D above?

2. If we are doing something that would fall under A-D above, anywhere, what are you doing about it? (As our elected representative).

3. If we don’t mean to do any of A-D, why not join?

4. Do we want to extend this kind of immunity from prosecution to our local police and sheriffs?

Respectfully awaiting your answer,

Jesse Porter

Glenwood Springs

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