I never thought I would write this sentence in my life- but here goes.
Stephen Pollard has written a brilliant piece in today's Times.
No, I'm not drunk or under the influence of illegal substances, he really has.
Apart from the line about the U.S. having an 'unparalleled record for defending freedom around the globe' (don't tell that to an El Salvadorian, Iranian or Chilean, Stephen)- he has written a great piece on the fuss surrounding the extradition of 'The Nat West Three' to stand trial in America. As Pollard points out, the post-Enron US is now far tougher on white-collar crime than we are in Britain. Instead of sneering at the U.S. for whatever it does, we ought to acknowledge that Uncle Sam does get some things right.