Mar 30 2009
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe, the Arab League has shown unprecedented moral courage and decisiveness by handing over Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court. (New York Times)
The arrest came just after the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani, greeted President Bashir at the airport with a red carpet treatment. “We lured Omar here with guarantees of sanctuary, which we never had any intention of honoring,” Al-Thani said. “The moron sure fell for it. It’s going to be a slam-dunk case for the ICC to prove that this thug enabled the rape, torture and pillage of tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people, may of them in the decades before the current atrocities happening in Darfur. As good Muslims, we couldn’t possibly allow this monster to go free.”
“Look, we’re trying to get the rest of the world to take seriously the human rights abuses going on in Gaza, said Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, explaining in an aside that electrocutions, beatings with electric cables, and other methods to cripple and murder detainees would no longer be used in Syrian prisoners as of next week. “So it’s incumbent on us as responsible leaders of democra…, um, I mean, demographic countries, to cooperate with international standards of justice. That’s just fair, eh?”
A nice little daydream of what is possible in our world.