A judge has issued an international arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers whose tank fired on a Baghdad hotel during the Iraq war..Everyone remembers that, I am sure. Fog of war and all that. Sad that it happened, but if you are in a war zone, you take your risks.
Judge Santiago Pedraz issued the warrant for Sgt. Shawn Gibson, Capt. Philip Wolford and Lt. Col. Philip de Camp, all from the U.S. 3rd Infantry.
Jose Couso, who worked for the Spanish television network Telecinco, died April 8, 2003, after a U.S. army tank crew fired a shell on Hotel Palestine in Baghdad where several journalists were staying to cover the war.
That is reason 438,983 why we should not have anything to do with an International Court that could have jurisdiction over our Soldiers. The sad thing, these guys probably can't visit and EU country anytime soon. Bummer.
I wonder how this meshes with our Status of Forces Agreement with Spain?
Hat tip Drudge.