From the Annals of Stupid Headlines
Today’s headline in the Wall Street Journal:
Threat of Trial Keeps Gadhafi Fighting.
Yes, because if the Security Council hadn’t referred the situation in Libya to the ICC, Gadhafi would clearly have transferred power to the rebels in an orderly and peaceful fashion by now.
Oh, well. I don’t expect very much from the Wall Street Journal. After all, in the very same article, the author claims that “the U.S. hasn’t ratified the ICC statute and doesn’t recognize its jurisdiction, in part because of fears that American soldiers and politicians could find themselves prosecuted one day for their involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Apparently, the author knows so little about the ICC that he doesn’t realize the Court already has jurisdiction over U.S. crimes in Afghanistan, which is a signatory to the Rome Statute.