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May 4, 2006

A New Court, A New Man

Although I'm not sure why, this blurb about France's "offering Zacarias Moussaoui the consular protection he deserves as a French national" gave me a shiver-inducing vision of a future in which some old stubborn folks such as I plan to be are shaking our heads at the news that the International Criminal Court, having just declared jurisdiction over the American judicial system (to no palpable protest from our legislature), sets Moussaoui free.

Echoing Peggy Noonan's closing list of hopes, I wish I could say that such a thing could never happen.

Posted by Justin Katz at May 4, 2006 6:26 PM
International Affairs
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When you kill somebody, they stay dead. For me, that's a key point in death-penalty debates. They won't escape. They won't later be traded for some hostage. Some liberal crackpot judge or president won't set them free. They'll just be dead, forever. I like that.

Posted by: Ben Bateman at May 6, 2006 11:53 AM