War criminal Vladimir Putin has been indicted and an arrest warrant issued for his crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court at the Hague. The first charge is kidnapping Ukrainian children away from the families who loved them and exporting them to Russia to be adopted by Russians. Many more charges are likely to follow.
Conveniently, Russia does not recognize the validity or jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court at the Hague.
Sadly, neither does the United States, and the reason goes back to what Clay Jones depicts in this brilliant cartoon: high-level U.S. military officials going all the way up to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney could be tried for war crimes and atrocities, including torture such as “waterboarding” and other methods at Guantánamo Bay or Abu Ghraib.
When we rightly criticize Russia and Putin today, they throw back in our faces the war crimes and atrocities that our Republican presidents committed, and which cost us our moral standing in the international community of nations.
May 06, 2022