Tuesday, October 17, 2006

House arrest just isn't what it was...

It would appear there are two innocent people on the run tonight!

"Quick, alert the ports!"

It is claimed that:

One is a British man of Pakistani descent who fled through a window from a mental health unit two weeks ago.

He is accused by the authorities of wanting to go to Iraq to fight and has been subject to an order since March.

The other man is an Iraqi who is believed to have been missing for several months. A major police investigation is ongoing.

Now I'm not the only person to consider this draconian legislation to be an affront to the values of any democratic nation, let alone the UK, one of the oldest democracies on the planet but this kind of reporting is just insane.

Big deal. Get a grip!

So what if one of them *did* want to fight in Iraq. We've sent thousands of people there to do just that.

What about the other guy? Is being Iraqi enough to have you locked up these days?

Sometimes I despair of this country, I really do.

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