I can't believe France is protecting a child raper
The French are absolutely correct to do what they're doing.
It's wrong, but hey... cest la vie
A little rape never harmed anyone.
Also, taking sidehanded, tongue in cheek shots at the French is a national past time, passed on to us by our British forbearers. If you don't understand that, you've never been to France. They do it to us all the time.
My comment was more a condemnation of America's and California's failure to provide Samantha Geimer with any sort of justice than it was a celebration of France's policy or Roman Polanski's behavior.
I believe that 40 years after the fact...
....after the victim has made her piece with the incident...
....and after her repeated claims that the publicity that surrounds repeated extradition efforts harms her more than the actual assault did...
....and after years of her just wishing that this would stop and that up-and-coming young prosecutors with potential political ambitions would stop trying to make their name by walking over her back...
...that letting sleeping dogs lie is actually the best thing for the victim.
If France is the party that is willing to provide her with that peace.
And U.S. prosecutors are the ones who are not.
And we limit our options to one of those two parties holding the high ground.
Then in my opinion, in this case, and only for the reasons I've given (twice now, actually) France takes the high ground.
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.