What has Trump got to hide from the ICC?

Ban­ning of travel for court of­fi­cials makes ab­so­lutely no sense, writes Den­nis Fitzger­ald from Mel­bourne.

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - LETTERS -

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.

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