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7/04/2007

political justice

Thaksin was ousted from power as the Prime Minister of Thailand. And what followed is a list of charges of corruption and misdeeds. His properties confiscated and his family members, practically everyone of them, is facing criminal charges or hefty fines. And there is a warrant out to arrest him and to extradite him from England. All these seem so right to the power of the day. No one questions the truth or validity of all the charges. It is political justice. George Bush commutes the jail terms of his former aide, Lewis Scooter Libby, after the latter had been charged and convicted in a court of law. Whether he is a friend, or a former aide, is not in question. He uses his power as the President to do what he thinks is just to him and his friend. Another kind of political justice.

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