Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Good on her

An Israeli newspaper is reporting that Helen Clark insisted that the Israeli spies be prosecuted and refused to allow the affair to be "swept under the table". If so, good on her. These people broke the law, and therefore they ought to have been prosecuted, just like any other criminals.

While international power politics sometimes intervenes to force us to deviate from that ideal (just think of the French in 1986), it didn't this time. Israel had no leverage over us, and so we could for once afford to do the proper thing.