Waking up to War

I woke up yesterday to discover my country was at war. The newspapers said so. It had apparently declared war on a tyrant, because he was a tyrant and was tyrannising his own people, as tyrants do. He has been tyrannising his people for forty two years but now it seems war was appropriate. Last week it was appropriate for the Security Council of the United Nations to vote unanimously that the tyrant should be tried at the International Criminal Court at the Hague, notwithstanding that two of the members of the Security Council, China and the United States of America, refuse to accept its jurisdiction and do not recognise it as an international tribunal. Continue reading