International law is an empty promise

“We must demonstrate that international law is not an empty promise, and that treaties will be enforced.” – Obama discussing new stricter language enforcing nuclear non-proliferation (via the NY Times).

That seems more than a little hypocritical when Obama has actively shielded the past administration from international penalties against torture and launching aggressive wars.

The same goes for our own record on non-proliferation. We continue to trade with and give money to violators of non-proliferation like Israel, India and Pakistan. Our own arsenal is many times larger than it ever needs to be to incinerate the entire world.

So Mr. Obama, international law is an empty promise, your government proves it every day.