Umm, yes, well, I dunno.
Scott Ritter, a former United Nations weapons inspector, has been arrested for allegedly propositioning what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl on an internet chat room.
The truth of the matter, of course I have absolutely no idea.
But it would be so terribly convenient if such a sterling critic of the whole Iraq War justification were to be found guilty of such an offence, wouldn\’t it?
Perhaps the saddest part of the whole story is that there have indeed been such politically motivated prosecutions, prosecutors going rogue (just read Radley Balko for examples), so much so that I can even start to think that this might be one of them.
As I say, I have absolutely no damn idea: but isn\’t it indeed sad that someone like me, law abiding, middle class white guy, one of the most privileged class on the planet, ends up not trusting the law?