There’s no such thing as an American war criminal

Hark! U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice issued a statement today. The laughably hypocritical parts are in bold:

Today, President Obama directed a thorough review to strengthen our national capacity to prevent mass atrocities. Crucially, the President will establish a new Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority and the policy tools to respond quickly to early warning signs and make recommendations before options narrow and the costs of both action and inaction rise precipitously. The President also expanded grounds to deny visas to serious human rights violators and war criminals and to isolate those who engage in or conspire to commit atrocities.

The United States is deeply committed to ensuring that no individual, now or in the future, sees a path to power in division and death. Moreover, in the enduring fight against mass atrocities, the United States will continue to enlist the contributions of all nations who know that in war, there must be rules; that, in the pursuit of power, there must be limits; that, even in a violent world, there must be rights; and that, when the embers of conflict threaten to ignite, we must be ready.

I’d say there’s a 50/50 chance Henry Kissinger gets appointed to that there “Atrocities Prevention Board.” And I’m 100 percent sure that irony has died.

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About Charles Davis

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8 Responses to There’s no such thing as an American war criminal

  1. Kissinger, Brzezinski, Perle, Kristol, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Netanyahu (external "voice of reason")

  2. Todd S. says:

    I'm pretty sure Obama himself is going to chair it. Either him or Hillary.

  3. Tehranchik says:

    The hypocrisy ooozes and drips from every word.

  4. jcapan says:

    "I'm pretty sure Obama himself is going to chair it. Either him or Hillary."Hillary!? Heresy. Don't you know–all the daft wanker libs who are anti-Obama think Hillary would have been different/better–something to do with a bigger pair of balls I think it goes. Anyhoo, moving on.

  5. davidword says:

    This is an example of why Tom Lehrer gave up writing satirical songs. How do you satirise this?

  6. How do you satirise this?Good question. If I wanted to viciously mock establishment liberalism and "humanitarian" interventionists, I don't know how I could top the "Atrocities Prevention Board."

  7. mushr00m says:

    Man, the regulatory capture hazard here is crazy.

  8. Dick Cheney isn't so spry these days, so it'll probably be Kissinger.~

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