Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"It's like a curse. I know what he's going to do next..."

FBI director Robert Mueller is a by-the-book kind of guy, who likes to keep things professional. But after the Megrahi case, he feels compelled to offer Kenny MacAskill this pearl of wisdom:

Your action gives comfort to terrorists around the world who now believe that regardless of the quality of the investigation, the conviction by jury after the defendant is given all due process, and sentence appropriate to the crime, the terrorist will be freed by one man's exercise of "compassion."

See. Potential bombers can now sleep soundly in their beds, safe in the knowledge that if they do launch an attack, survive it, get incarcerated and then get cancer, there's a chance they might get to see their families while they die a slow painful death. I wouldn't have made that conection myself, but I guess that's why I'm not one of America's top crime-fighters. It must be a troubling gift, this uncanny insight into the minds of madmen.

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