Monday, December 21, 2009

Hillary Clinton & Foxy Knoxy? Really?

Following the lead of her fearless leader Lord Falderal, Hillary Clinton has decided it is good policy for the Secretary of State, of the United States of American to get involved in tabloid driven drama. Let’s face it; this administration hasn’t seen a headline it hasn’t wanted to grab a piece of.

Much to the dismay and wonder of Italian prosecutors, Hillary Clinton plans on looking into the supposed “miscarriage of justice” in the Amanda Knox case. Now to be fair, Clinton has so far only agreed to meet with a Washington State Senator petitioned to look into the case by “Foxy Knoxy’s” family. That seems to be a reasonable request, which should have been answered with a form letter by Clinton’s staff. And, that is as far as it should have gone.

For our Secretary of State to expend any energy and taxpayer money poking around into other people’s justice systems is foolhardy and shows the lack of experience this administration has in foreign relations. Amanda Knox’s murder case is none of our business.

There are Americans all over the world arrested and tried fairly and unfairly every single day. Should our Secretary of State go into the international criminal appeals business and prance all over the globe trying to spring Americans just because they are American? Methinks not.

Could you imagine Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice getting involved in such foolishness? Would Teddy Roosevelt, the Presidential bastion of Justice have sent John Hay, or Elihu Root to intervene in such a case? Once again, methinks not.

I am not suggesting the United States should forsake our countrymen when facing an unfair judicial system in which there are political underpinnings, but this is a case of a college aged kid engaging in dangerous and devious sexual behavior resulting in the death of a promising and innocent young woman.

“Foxy Knoxy” is not a political prisoner. Nor is she a sympathetic character. This woman had the unmitigated gall to enter and win, a creative writing contest in which the protagonist lays out the exact same scenario for murder as Knox herself was accused of committing. It doesn’t take a genius in jurisprudence to figure this one out.

Not to mention the mountains of for the most part, irrefutable physical and circumstantial evidence against her.

The Italian Prosecutors presented the evidence effectively; as did the Defense. What was lost in translation, or otherwise mucked up because of cultural differences are not our concern. Neither is scandalous and sensational news reports simply tossed into the media blender in order to keep the story hot until the next big thing happens, like Tiger Woods for instance.

Like our own justice system, the Italians have an appeals protocol, which Knox is within her rights to take advantage of. She is not just merely tossed into prison to rot. The tools exist for her to prove her innocence and she will certainly avail herself of them.

For Hillary Clinton to intervene now, or even at the end of the appeals process is ludicrous and shows just how low rent our administration has gone. Is it worth risking what already is a tenuous relationship with Italy over this tart gone bad? Of course not. And, for those who think that couldn’t possibly happen, wake the fuck up.

Politics is politics and if Italy thinks we are power playing this stupid little scenario, there will be repercussions on other fronts. The United States needs more allies right now. Lord Falderal along with Hillary and the other fools running the show have done nothing but endear us to dangerous dictators like Chavez and Qadaffi.

I have to think there are far more pressing issues for Hillary Clinton to pursue, although it would appear her husband seems to be much more effective at pursuing them in her stead. Perhaps Bill should take a trip over to Italy on his own time and give Foxy Knoxy a little help. No, wait…that’s probably a bad idea.

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