Newsday and the L.A. Times highlight one of the reasons why we didn't sign on to the International Criminal Court:
Amnesty International yesterday called the U.S. military's anti-terror prison at Guantánamo Bay the "gulag of our times" and warned that U.S. leaders may face international prosecution for mistreating prisoners.I almost wish I had been in the Gulag at some point, just so I could say, "Mr. Schultz, I know the Gulag. I've been in the Gulag. And Guantanamo is no Gulag."
...If U.S. officials don't act, other countries will, warned Amnesty's U.S. director, William Schultz. "The apparent high-level architects of torture should think twice before planning their next vacation to places like Acapulco or the French Riviera because they may find themselves under arrest," he said.
Still, I'd like to see France place a senior U.S. official under arrest. It would be fun to watch them deal with the consequences, non?
Rusty at The Jawa Report has the definitive post on Gitmo vs. the Gulag.