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  •  Really? No matter what they're accused of doing? (0+ / 0-)

    Even if after a fair trial they're found guilty?

    Honestly, I think that attitude does no favors to the members of the armed forces or the CIA who DO acquit themselves with honor and integrity.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:00:59 PM PDT

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    •  I certainly don't know enough about the actual (0+ / 0-)

      facts of Lady's involvement in the snatch and grab, and what arrangements were made with the Italian administration at the that time, to have a view about this. I know that the US does not recognize trials in absentia and I think they are bogus. If Lady is going to be tried in Italy, or anywhere else in the world, lets make sure he has the best international defense lawyers in the US government with him. If Lady was operating at the request of the US government, it has a duty to protect him.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:14:43 PM PDT

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      •  Lady gave the Italian authorities no option (0+ / 0-)

        other than to try him in absentia when he left Italy and declined to return to face trial.

        I have no argument with the US providing him with high-powered legal defense, so long as we don't intervene to prevent his ever facing Italian justice at all.

        When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

        by PhilJD on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:23:20 PM PDT

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