Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Civis Romanus Sum

As the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity when he could say 'Civis Romanus Sum' [I am a Roman citizen], so also a British subject in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him against injustice and wrong. - Lord Palmerston

Not any more, the United States is extraditing three British citizens on evidence that would be insufficient for Britain to seek the extradition of three US citizens!

1 comment:

Lone Primate said...

Perhaps they'll send them to Guantanamo Bay. Welcome to the American Empire -- all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.