Thursday, May 26, 2005

Posada update VI 

Remember from Posada update V that when they were threatening Afghanistan to turn over Bin-Laden the U.S. claimed it didn’t have to show proof that he was involved in the 9/11 attacks as Bush said “we already know he’s guilty”. And failure to turn him over would result in an immediate bombing campeign.

Well today State Department hack Roger Noriega had this to say about the Posada case:

“It is very important to recognize that the extradition process is a formal legal process. It is not a process of press releases or declarations to the press”

Yeah, the damm laywers are holding things up. That is probably what the Taliban were saying right before the first cruise missile hit. Can it be more clear – there are two sets of laws and procedures, one for the U.S. and one for everybody else.

But if the US were trying to deal with situation in an honest way they may want to look at a copy of the 1922 extradition treaty between the U.S. and Venezuela that one of our readers, Pulpo, found. Maybe this would be helpful, if the Bush administration really about dealing with terrorists, which clearly it doesn't.


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