In my opinion, it is our moral and ethical responsibility to stand against war crimes and to participate in upholding international law. We were an isolationist country before World War II. The belief that we would not join the fight because it wasn’t on our soil or involving our citizens emboldened the aggressors, according to some historical analyses. Who are we as a country or individuals if we remain silent and passive in the face of the strong abusing the weak or laws are violated? “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” John Stuart Mill.