Comments: Welcome to 2004

"I just have my doubts whether or not a French law passed in 2000 can be used against citizens of other countries for acts committed before the law was passed, okay?"

Dear Anne,

You don't know what we "old" Europeans can do when we put our minds (?) to it. Mr. Sharon, for instance, should not travel to Belgium or he will be nicked. Your (I'm using that pronoun in a generic sense) friend Mr. Pinochet was held in custody here for a long time before your (see above) loyal ally Mr. "I'm alright " Jack Straw released him "on humanitarian grounds." Yes, the hangman of Chile was released "on humanitarian grounds."

So Mr. Cheney should be prepared in case he comes over here and be sure to bring his medical record.

Oh, dear. I have promised to be nice in 2004 and it looks like I have broken that promise already. But I still don't smoke. But then I haven't since 1972.

Posted by Bengt at January 2, 2004 12:03 PM

Thanks so much for the link to Pfaff's article, Anne. I'll be blogging about that one.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at January 3, 2004 10:31 AM