Friday, August 3, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
"'I'll be damned if I'm going to let my son be dragged before some foreign kangaroo court to face judgment.'"

– An unnamed Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, referring to the International Criminal Court, as quoted by Kofi Annan in his description of a lunchtime conversation he had at the Court during his tenure as the U.N. Secretary-General (1997-2006). The account is related by Washington Post reporter Colum Lynch, at his "Turtle Bay" blog about the United Nations, on the Foreign Policy website. Lynch found the exchange in Annan's soon-to-be-released memoir, Interventions: A Life in Peace and War. Stating that although the judge is not named, he was "said to have a son who had served as a U.S. Army captain in Iraq," Lynch proceeds to observe, parenthetically, "(Justice Antonin Scalia's son, Matthew, served as a U.S. Army captain in Iraq.)"

No comments: