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08 May 2012

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Rhetorical question: Would Iran be getting away with having done anything like that, or China, or the Russians for that matter?

Hardly. But then, unlike Israel's partisans, neither country has as significant campaign donors, voting flock and lobbyists to mobilise for political impact.

From a rule of law perspective, politics can and often do override criminal law in America.

As another point in case the deliberate non-prosecution of America's torturers and torture architects comes to mind, or the selective prosecution of support of listed terrorist organisations (compare the treatment of Hamas and MEK supporters by the Justice Department).

One can't help noting that the US have a two tier justice system where people, for certain crimes, can buy themselves out, if they can use their political leverage to make a prosecution politically costly enough to deter an administration from pursuing it.

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