Thursday, June 14, 2007

Going it Alone

Going it Alone
International treaties the Bush
administration has rejected or sought
to circumvent:

Kyoto protocol: March 2001; citing
economic concerns, President Bush
refuses to join the international
agreement to curb greenhouses gasses

Anti-Ballistic-Missile Treaty: December
2001; U.S. pulls out in order to persue a
missile-defense system

International Criminal Court: May 2002;
Bush administration renounces support,
saying it would put U.S. soldiers at risk
for unfair prosecution

Geneva Conventions: September 2006;
Seeking more latitude in the
interrogation of terror suspects, Bush
administration pushes Congress to
reinterpret standards on prisoner

Reprinted from Wall Street Journal June 11, 2007

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