Today You’re Three!
March 4 marks the third birthday of Omar al-Bashir’s original International Criminal Court indictment, charging him on multiple counts of war
crimes and crimes against humanity. (The genocide charges came a little later.) If indictments were children, Bashir’s would be able to:
- Speak in complete sentences
- Count to 10
- Play nicely with others
- Ride a tricycle
Well, it’d be doing a little better than Bashir on some of those counts, at any rate! What went wrong with him, anyway? He’s still riding his tricycle all over Sudan, kicking sand and terrorizing the other kids on the playground with no ramifications.
What indictments cannot do at any age is enforce themselves. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a global community to say no to murderous dictators. Let’s put an end to this before that indictment is still wetting the bed in its awkward teens, shall we?