What has Trump got to hide from the ICC?
Banning of travel for court officials makes absolutely no sense, writes Dennis Fitzgerald from Melbourne.
Idon’t understand President Donald Trump’s thinking. The latest concerning move is attacking the International Criminal Court, or more correctly threatening to attack anyone that supports it.
Americans are rightfully proud of those that serve their country and implicit in this is the belief and expectation that they are not committing any illegal or criminal activities or war crimes.
The attempt to prevent investigations instantly prompts a view that there is a reason to do so and that condemns all that served in Afghanistan, innocent or guilty.
Threatening those that support a court and its actions will almost always see you in prison unless, apparently, it is a government-level attack.
All courts must look to lady liberty and be blind to interference.
Preventing the work by banning travel for officials would normally be associated with countries that normally are seen as the “the enemy” although now they may be friends.
If there is nothing to hide then let everyone see that.