This is simply incredible. From Jihad Watch:
Why wouldn't the Post-American President allow this? After all, he already plans to try the CIA members who interrogated jihadis at Gitmo, and Navy Seals who captured a top jihadist. Why should he have any problem with this?
"Prosecuting American 'War Crimes': The International Criminal Court claims jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan," by Daniel Schwammenthal in the Wall Street Journal, November 26:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "great regret" in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague.
The ICC's chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court's authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction--at least with respect to Afghanistan.
Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute--the ICC's founding treaty--all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC's oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a "preliminary examination" into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.
"We have to check if crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide have been committed in Afghanistan," Mr. Ocampo told me. "There are serious allegations against the Taliban and al Qaeda and serious allegations about warlords, even against some who are connected with members of the government." Taking up his inquiry of Allied soldiers, he added, "there are different reports about problems with bombings and there are also allegations about torture."
It was clear who the targets of these particular inquiries are but the chief prosecutor shied away from spelling it out.
Asked repeatedly whether the examination of bombings and torture allegations refers to NATO and U.S. soldiers, Mr. Ocampo finally stated that "we are investigating whoever commits war crimes, including the group you mentioned."
The fact that he avoided a straightforward "I am looking into possible war crimes committed by American soldiers" showed that Mr. Ocampo is aware of the enormity of crossing this legal and political bridge. Appointed in 2003 for a nine-year period, the 57-year-old Argentinian has--so far--established a record of cautious jurisprudence....
This is simply unbelievable. No strike that. It’s perfectly believable that our far left America hating "president" would go for this. These far left loons have been praying for this sort of thing for decades. From the time Hanoi Jane Fonda took a ride on a North Vietnamese tank, and John F. Kerry, who served in Vietnam, threw someone else’s medals away and lied to Congress about supposed "atrocities" that never occurred, these anti-America traitors have looked for ways to demonize the military.
For decades these petulant little communists have moaned every time America has defended itself, and the rest of the world, from evil. If there was ever any doubt in your mind, that the left hates America and wants it destroyed, this should alleviate those doubts.
Of course, we all know what the end game of this exercise is. These left wing loons want to be able to send Bush, Cheney, Rove, and the rest of the team that kept us safe after 9/11 over to the Hague. To the far left, protecting Americans is a war crime.
Make no mistake about this. Obama is a radical communist who was raised from birth by radical America hating communists. Obama’s mother and father were communists. His mother’s parents were communists. After his mother dumped him on her parents’ door step to raise, Obama was mentored by radical communist, pornographer, and pedophile Frank Marshall Davis, a Chicagoan who "lived in exile" in Hawaii.
We all know that Obama sought out the most radical dregs of society in college, as it is talked about in the book he supposedly wrote, that was actually written by terrorist Bill Ayers, the radical who bombed the Pentagon, The U.S. Capitol building, and New York City Police Headquarters, as well as other police stations, and government buildings nationwide during his tenure as founder of the ultra-violent Weather Underground terrorist group. Ayers mentored Obama, gave him work, and helped him launch his political career.
Everything Obama does, every action he takes just drips with his disdain for America, for the American people, and for the American way of life. This grotesque embarrassment has marinated in hatred for America since birth. The little Saul Alinsky communist "community organizer" has spent a lifetime working against everything that makes America the greatest nation on earth. Obama is nothing more than an ACORN/SEIU thug who somehow fooled a number of Americans, and lied his way into office.
Everything Obama does is designed to destroy the very fabric of American society as we know it. His unconstitutional plan for "health care" is nothing more than a maniacal plan to render our Constitution null and void, and give the federal government unprecedented power and control.
The American people are loudly opposed to this plan, but Obama and his communist controlled Congress couldn’t care less. It is their intentions to ram this down America’s throat no matter what.
The same thing goes for "climate change" legislation, cap and tax. Thinking people have known that "global warming" was a hoax all along. Now with proof out there that all of these so-called climate scientists have been lying all along, cooking the books, and hiding information, what is the Obama regime’s stance? Why they are now going to Copenhagen to work on a treaty, if ratified, that would cause the United States to lose it’s sovereignty as a nation to some unelected panel overseas. This of course, would be the crowning achievement for the radical left, America destroyed.
I’m not sure what it’s going to take for the American people to finally say enough is enough, and demand Obama step down and Congress change course, but if this sort of nonsense is allowed to go on much longer, we’ll be at a place where there will be no stopping this.
I know patriots look forward to 2010 with great joy and anticipation. There is a great opportunity for a huge shake up in Washington. With all of the seats in the House up for grabs, and a third of those in the Senate contested, the American people have a chance to clean house, to get a fresh start.
I have to caution everyone though, Obama and his group of thugs know this as well. Many in Congress will vote for the most criminal of legislation, knowing they will be voted out, because they have been promised high paying jobs as lobbyists and "advisers" by the democrat/communist machine. The most corrupt "president" and the most corrupt Congress in our nation’s history all have golden parachutes packed and ready to go.
We simply cannot wait for the 2010 elections. We must fight these people now. We must stop this evil in it’s tracks. If we don’t, we may very well lose America to the ash heap of history.
It’s time to choose. It’s time to fight.