Friday, 22 February 2008

Sovereign territory

I loved Ambassador Khalilzad’s display of umbrage and pique at the UN yesterday over the burning of the U.S. embassy by a Belgrade street mob while the city’s entire police force was having a doughnut. ‘Under international law,’ sputtered the ambassador indignantly, this is NOT DONE.

We recall hearing about ‘international law.’ His predecessor at the UN, John Bolton, used to fairly gag on the term or spit it out with a vicious smirk. He let us know that international law’s for pansies and liberal airheads.

Funny how things change when our side needs the protection. But hey, you rip up the rules, you gotta eat it when the other guys do the same.

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