Bush threatens to veto all peacekeeping operations!

The council last year voted 15-0 to grant immunity from prosecution to peacekeepers in U.N.-backed missions from countries that had not approved the treaty for the ICC. At that time, the Bush administration threatened to veto all U.N. peacekeeping missions, one by one. From reporter Evelyn Leopold on the 1 year exemption to ICC jurisdiction granted to USA .

Ponder that for a moment. Admittedly ICC is a controversial subject about which honest people can disagree, and nations must act according to their national interests. But for the Bush Administration to say, “we are going to veto every UN peacekeeping mission until you fix this,” sounds absurd.

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