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On Trump's ICC Win, Dems and Republicans See Eye to Eye

By Patrick follow Patrick   2019 Apr 17, 7:55am 278 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share

Democrats and even some Republicans opposed to or wary of President Trump’s protectionist “America First” agenda have long complained about his hostility to multilateral international organizations.

Late last week, however, his tough approach to the International Criminal Court, which both Republican and Democratic presidents have refused to join, reaped a win for the Trump administration that will be hard for many Democratic leaders to deny. The approach also has broad bipartisan support in Congress, nearly unheard of when it comes to this president’s foreign policy.

The surprise ICC decision by a three-judge panel in the U.S.’s favor came on a Friday before Congress’ two-week spring recess, and there were few official statements or responses from Capitol Hill heralding the move or giving Trump credit for the turn of events, in which the court rejected a request from its chief prosecutor to launch a probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan by the United States and its allies in the early days after the 9/11 attacks.

But this was one of those rare occasions in Washington when the complete dearth of responses taking sides on the issue spoke volumes, signaling tacit support from both sides of the aisle for Trump’s combative approach. ...

“We have the toughest training and doctrination of our military and intelligence personnel on the laws of war of any country in the world,” Bolton said Friday. “We are a democratic society. We are accountable for what we do. We hold our own citizens accountable for their actions. No international court under those circumstances can be constitutionally legitimate.”

Woot! Another win for the Golden Golem.

Making the US subject to "multilateral international organizations" would have been a huge win for the globalists who are using political correctness to dissolve the country and its borders for corporate profit. But Trump fought back and even the Democrats cannot find a way to criticize him on this one.
1   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Apr 17, 8:04am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

even the Democrats cannot find a way to criticize him on this one.

Nah, the Dems will just take the credit. Like how they re trying to give Obama credit for Trump's economy.

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