Like freedom fries, this is another laughable example of the absurdity of the right-wing Congress during Bush. ABC News: Will Obama Reverse 'Invasion of the Hague' Act? In 2002, Congress passed a law enabling United States forces to unilaterally storm into peaceful Holland to liberate American soldiers held for war crimes. Coming in the early days of the war on terrorists, and as the International Criminal Court was being formed here, the measure provoked controversy and seemed to the Dutch â stout US allies â an absurd example of America's "with us or against us" foreign policy. The law is still on the books. Formally titled the American Service Members Protection Act, the measure is widely and derisively known here as the Invasion of The Hague Act.