Jerusalem Post – Bolton and the US might condemn the ICC if it moves forward against Israelis for alleged war crimes, but only up the ante to real world retaliation if the ICC moved against the US itself. Bolton’s speech was a preemptive strike on a potential legal war between the US and the ICC. The ICC Pretrial Chamber is imminently expected to give a green light to the full criminal investigation against top US defense officials.

Part of what commentators have been asking is whether Bolton’s speech was truly a turning point of heightened conflict with the ICC, or merely a 2.0 edition of butting heads rewinding to when Bolton led the Bush administration to reject cooperation with the ICC in 2002?

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