This arrogance and instrumental disregard for the institutions of international law are visible in all their coarseness in Bolton’s arguments.
But the problem is – as it has always been with Mr. al-Assad’s atrocities – that atrocities are not themselves justification for one state to use force against another. This is true whether atrocities are committed with small arms or banned weapons of mass destruction.
Only a fool still disavows global warming when he is up to his neck in water.
America’s consistent trick is to raise up the banner of “international law” when it is advantageous. But when it isn’t, the U.S. treads international law underfoot and continues on its way with complete disregard for it.