Monday, August 09, 2010

Scots Cardinal Goes Overboard

Sometimes one wonders if certain RC clerics have a wee bit too much altar wine.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien said despite the ''gratuitous barbarity'' of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi - who the Scottish Government freed last year on compassionate grounds - ministers were right ''to affirm our own humanity''.

Writing in Scotland on Sunday, he accused the American justice system of being based on ''vengeance and retribution'' and said he was glad to live in a country where ''justice is tempered with mercy''.

So........incarcerating someone for the murder of 270 people is 'vengeful'?

Well. Since the Cardinal lives underneath the defense-umbrella provided by the US, perhaps he'd rather move to someplace NOT defended by vengeful, retributive, Americans.

I think Pakistan needs a Cardinal.

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