Monday, May 09, 2005


a new york times article shows a difficult choice for the US government. should a terrorist be treated differently if the government he tries to influence is not of a liberal democracy?

the article concerns a man who is wanted for bombing a cuban airliner with over 70 people on board. venezuela has filed an extradition request.

Mr. Posada's case could create tension between the politics of the global war on terrorism and the ghosts of the cold war on communism. If Mr. Posada has indeed illegally entered the United States, the Bush administration has three choices: granting him asylum; jailing him for illegal entry; or granting Venezuela's request for extradition.

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