Thursday, May 05, 2005
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WHEW! I'm Relieved!

Some members of the left have lost a few screws. Dutch court refuses to throw Bush in jail
A court in The Hague turned down a demand by a dozen plaintiffs who wanted to force the Dutch government to arrest US President George W. Bush when he visits the Netherlands Saturday, the judgement made public said. Bush will be in the south of the Netherlands this weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The plaintiffs, mostly left-wing organisations and activists [What are their names? -- MN], accused Bush of "numerous grave violations of the Geneva Conventions". They also said the president is responsible for the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq and Washington's refusal to recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first permanent war crimes court.
Now you know why the US refuses to join your kangaroo ICC. It will only be used against us.
In the judgement, dated on Tuesday, the court said that the case was political and that the demands "could have far-reaching consequences for US-Dutch relations".
You don't say? Thanks to Little Green Footballs.