Oftentimes progressivism is little more than a slight reworking of Billy Crystal’s Fernando character from Saturday Night Live: “If it makes you feel good, you must be doing good — and baby, you feel maaahvelous.” Anyway, that’s what I thought upon seeing the latest inanity out of the ICC:
The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.
Is the idea to stop the slaughter and remove Gadhafi from power? Fine. Let him keep his money — or at least enough of it — and find a nice beach to retire to. Maybe the Saudis will have him; they took Idi Amin.
Instead? Let some ICC justices issues warrants. Let the Pentagon admit that we’re trying to kill him. Freeze his accounts. Give him every possible incentive to hang on to power for as long as possible, even if it means killing every single person in the country.
But that’s OK, because the right people must feel maaahvelous today.