Friday, February 28, 2003

One sided kind of special

So the Americans are pounding the table over our failure to extradite Bahir Nafi.

America yesterday expressed fury that the Home Office has not handed over Dr Bashir Nafi, the British academic charged with racketeering and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism for a Palestinian group.

An official in the US Department of Justice said: "I thought the Brits were on our side in the war against terrorism. But when something like this happens, you wonder."


Now I happen to agree that the non-British Dr Nafi should be extradited, however after all that the British establishment are risking for this war you'd expect some more appreciation from the Yanks. Not forthcoming.

If you think that the Americans will be grateful for our support over the long term, think again.


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