Thursday, March 01, 2007

International rules
The State Department's top lawyer said Wednesday that the United States would refuse to extradite CIA officers who face kidnapping charges in Italy, warning that European criminal prosecutions of U.S. agents were harming transatlantic counterterrorism efforts.
An Italian court issued indictments against 25 CIA operatives and a U.S. Air Force officer Feb. 16, charging them with kidnapping a radical Muslim cleric in Milan four years ago. Although the Italian government has not made a final decision on whether to ask the United States to extradite the defendants, John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said the request would be rejected regardless.

Boys Boys Boys, if you are going to play in someone elses backyard then you need to respect their rules.

You can just imagine the outcry if someone from the mafia in Italy flew to Washington and kidnapped a US Judge and flew on to Sicily for a beating or two before releasing him without reason but basically refusing to answer questions on the grounds of "national security".

Whats happening to this country?


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