by Barbara Crossette
. . . Last summer, the administration announced that it was
"unsigning" the Rome Treaty creating the court, erasing the name of
the United States from the most important development in
international law since the war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo
after World War II.
In 2000, the outgoing Clinton administration, following a pattern of
lukewarm and therefore meaningless support for international accords
-- the nuclear Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the Convention on
the Rights of the Child are two other examples of agreements signed
and abandoned . . .