|David Cameron let him down - so says Christopher Tappin|
What is it with the American justice system? Vengeance and vindictiveness are two sentiments high up on the list. Dr Samuel Mudd was thrown in a rotting stinking jail just because he mistakingly treated the wounds of Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Many others have felt this heaving desire for revenge. A bit like those who run after prison vans, thumping the sides shouting "Yer bastard!"
Mr. Tappin is leaving the UK wearing an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs. Get the humiliation in early, won't you. He denies all wrongdoing. But because of the draconian penalties for this charge - basically the prospect of dying in jail - he will no doubt be urged to plea bargain with some upstart public prosecutor. Quite wrong.
Fair trial in El Paso? Maybe, maybe not. But this extradition treaty is disgustingly one-sided and horrendously unfair. Instead of going after the likes of Mr.Tappin, why don't these FBI marshals do a proper job and stop the real crooks and villains supplying arms to the murderous despot in Syria?
The whole thing stinks!