This piece of news has really got my goat today. Some of you may remember the story about British hacker Gary McKinnon who hacked some U.S. Military computers (around 90 allegedly) that were apparently very lax on security. Anyway, John Reid, our oh-so wonderful home secretary has decided to play the nice little lap dog and pander to U.S. foreign policy. It's the extradition laws between the U.K. and the U.S., they're completely fucked. If the U.K. wants to extradite someone from the U.S. we have to provide a good case and evidence to back up our claims (as it should be). Vice versa however the U.S. simply needs to provide a case outline of why they think the person should be extradited. What the hell's all that about? Can we take anymore of America's cock in our collective asses? I like how when the U.S. proposed a similar extradition treaty to the other European nations they all pretty much gave the U.S. the bird. So this hacker, Gary McKinnon doesn't even get a chance to make a case in front of the British judge, even if the evidence if inaccurate or just plain wrong he has no way to retort. Gary McKinnon faces up to 30 something years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. It's bad enough to face 30 years in prison in your home country but in a foreign country? I get a sense here that the crime doesn't fit the punishment somehow. His case is just one of many extradition cases, it's more that they highlight the lack of justice in this policy rather the cases themselves being particularly interesting.