Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Important Test for Obama

The facts of this Roman Polanski thing are pretty clear. He drugged and raped a 13 year old. He fled punishment. And now he's been caught.

I can understand some people who think that being a fugitive for all these years is punishment enough. Or that after all this time, it's best to just forgive and forget. I don't agree, but I can understand those arguments.

You and I can argue, but we can't extradite. Really, the only vote that counts is the Justice Department's. So let's see what happens from here.

Now a French minister has said "There is a scary America that has just shown its face." That sounds like exactly the sort of thing that would cause concern in the the Obama Justice Department. This administration, that wants sooo much to be loved by Europeans, is being tested. Will Obama, the father of a 6th grade girl, send word down through the ranks of Justice to quietly let the extradition fail?