Blinded by the Light
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 1:25:48 AM
Ambassador Louis Susman was quoted as saying 'It would be wrong to view the extradition treaty through the prism of individual cases ".
Mr. Susman does not want us to look at individual cases. Does he also want us to give up our individual rights? All laws must be judged on a case by case basis. It is not enough to say something might be mostly right...generally speaking. Laws affect individuals and must be evaluated on the same basis.
Remember what a prism does. It breaks light down into its constituent colours making them visible. Perhaps there is something about visibility that scares the Americans.Maybe they want us to be blinded by the light.
Clearly, the remark was a reference to the Gary McKinnon case and therein lies the cause of the American fears. They are so close to imposing their laws on Britain they can taste it. The UK has been betrayed by a cowardly and inept judiciary.Hopefully Parliament will show more concern for the rights of British citizens.