The Blair government showed another (after bombing Serbia) sign of its humanitarianism - it decided to set Pinochet free rather than extraditing him to Spain, citing the dictator's poor health. The dtory can be found at
I always knew that US politics are full of shit, but I expected the UK (and Europeans) to hold to somewhat higher standards. Well, the Blair government once again demonstrated that no hypocrisy is too debasing for them. The British gov't is even more despicable than that of the US - the latter at least does not have any pretenses to uphold human rights and international law.