Mr McKinnon is the computer hacker who, famously, managed to penetrate several American networks, including Nasa and the Pentagon. Crucially, his motivation wasn’t terrorism, blackmail or anything of that ilk. He simply wanted to discover evidence of UFOs and where better to look than NASA and the Pentagon. Makes sense to me. Sadly for conspiracy buffs, he didn’t find any, but that’s a whole other blog post.
The point is that the good ship Freedom, having failed to nail any of the world’s real baddies-Bin Laden, Mullah Omar and the guy responsible for making Budweiser a global brand; seem intent on getting their pound of flesh out of poor Gary. But without Captain Bush at the helm, surely it’s time for a more rational approach.
Seven years is far too long to wait for trial on a matter that could, and should, have been dealt with very easily by a court in the UK. If the government won’t stop taking the oestrogen injections and grow a pair, then justice’s only hope may be President Obama.