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US and International law

Many WAISers dismiss the whole idea of international law and US acceptance of it. Steve Torok disagrees with them:"The US stance undermines the treaty-making efforts of the United Nations, making the US essentially a "free rider" for the benefits of treaties such as the criminal court, biological weapons, chemical weapons, landmines, etc" Steve makes an important point. If the US were involved in an international conflict and all others had accepted the world court, they would be subject to its jurisdiction, but not the US. This would not show "a decent respect for the opinions of mankind".

Ronald Hilton - 5/18/02