Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton branded the International Criminal Court dangerous and unaccountable on Monday, saying it constitutes an assault on US sovereignty. Bolton said the United States rejects any move by the court to prosecute American service members and intelligence officials over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan allegations the court is currently reviewing. "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court," he said.



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Why is John Bolton angry?

He has long been an outspoken critic of the court but Monday's hard-hitting speech in Washington focused on two areas.

The first was ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's request last year for a full investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, which would include any committed by US military and intelligence officials.

On this issue, Mr Bolton said neither Afghanistan nor any government signatory to the ICC's Rome Statute had made such a request.

Mr Bolton said: "We will not co-operate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us."

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders backed Mr Bolton, saying President Donald Trump would use "any means necessary to protect our citizens [and] those of our allies from unjust prosecution from the ICC".

What a cluster-frak....

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-09-10 11:28 PM | Reply

Trump lives in fear of all law enforcement.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-09-10 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The second video is from this movie (re-sung by the Gregorian Monks).


#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-09-10 11:31 PM | Reply

Trump lives in fear of all law enforcement.

I remember an episode from The Apprentice where the teams were told to make a promotional video for NYC cops that would run on Times Square.

One team made a video that was action packed with police cars rushing around and cops knocking down doors.. basically cops doing ---------.

Trump saw that video and said, "Watching all these cops I want to hide in my apartment and never come out again". That team lost, of course. LOL

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-09-10 11:36 PM | Reply

We will never be trusted.

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-09-11 12:00 PM | Reply

Trump Nation seems to think we can go about our business any way we choose, with no concern for the rest of the world.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-11 12:01 PM | Reply

The Trumpcrime Family is trying to save their own hides.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-11 12:24 PM | Reply

you realize that the punk --- POSident trump has never visited the troops in a combat zone. commander bonespurs, traitor and a coward

#8 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-11 12:47 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Trump lives in fear of all law enforcement. ...

That does seem to be an emergent theme of this administration. ( www.drudge.com )

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-11 01:33 PM | Reply

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