10 October 2007

Bush messed up this time

El Presidente made a major mistake. He denied the State of Texas a proper killin. Check out the link: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,300686,00.html

I will summarize it for you. 15 years ago a Mexican National named Jose and his gang raped, sodomized and strangled a 14 and 16 year old girl one evening. Jose was convicted and sentenced to death.

After Jose was convicted he found out that he had the legal right to seek help from the Mexican consulate. Mexico took the case to the International Court of Justice and they determined that Jose needs a new trial under the Vienna Convention of 1963 to which the United States is signatory.

Well, well, well, what do we do now? If the US turns it back on the Vienna Convention and goes forward and executes Jose, any American overseas may be punished if they ever are accused of a crime. The country they are accused by may deny help from the American Consulate. On the other hand, Jose killed two Americans in Texas and should be held accountable for his actions.

Naturally the parents of the slain children are outraged that El Presidente has sided with Mexico. Actually i don't think Bush has sided with Mexico, he is just trying to follow the law.

I can not wait to see how this one turns out.

Do you think Bush should have stopped the execution of Jose?

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