By Jon Schwarz, The Intercept

This quick hit about Sudan joining the International Criminal Court says a lot about how the Democratic Party’s foreign policy establishment understand the world. Head of USAID, Samantha Powers, is celebrating Sudan’s decision to allow itself to be held accountable to the ICC. How odd, given that the U.S. refuses to join the court, and in 2003 passed a law giving us the ‘right’ to invade the Netherlands if the Court acts against an American.

Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, told the Intercept:

“They make clear that much of what we call the rule-based order is just an order in which we rule. Ultimately it is much more about continued American domination than actually having a world in which the rules are such that they protect us as well as others.”

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