Wiley wrote:Polanski fled the U.S. after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year old girl. This is after Polanski plea bargained five of six charges of unlawful sex with a minor. The Swiss arrested him then released him after refusing the U.S.'s request to have him extradited. He is currently a convicted criminal fugitive from U.S. justice who travels from France to Switzerland to avoid arrest by a country who cares about serial child molesters.
John Q. Public wrote: I'm aware of that. Do you know the disposition of the case?
Do you even read what I write? Polanski is currently a convicted criminal fugitive from U.S. justice. His U.S. passport has been revoked and he is on Interpol's fugitive list. He will live out his life between France and Switzerland or any country that refuses to arrest him. It would take the president to issue an executive order of clemency to free him from U.S. charges.
Wiley wrote:Some will also remember him admitting to having sex with actress Natassja Kinski when she was 15-years old. He was 43.
JQP wrote:Wiley to the rescue to further derail the thread by bringing up some tidbit he saw on Entertainment Tonight.
Please, stop with the juvenile theatrics. Obviously, you don't have a daughter or you'd be more sensitive to the adolescent girls who were sexually perverted by this animal.
Wiley wrote:President Bush and his counsel are well-aware of the threats of arrest by several countries including Switzerland. Bush, unlike Polanski, has never been convicted of alleged crimes. I believe Wabash made his point by posting "old news" and he was rebutted in a very comical way. This should have been the end of the story. Why you--or him--felt it necessary to continue with a dead thread is beyond me. I would expect the poster/moderators to recognize baiting and not to be so obvious in taking sides.
JQP wrote:It isn't old news, Wiley. It's current news. He cancelled his stop in Switzerland, on his current trip, because of the possibility of being arrested.
It is old news, John. President Bush cancelled his speech at the recommendation of the Jewish organization that originally requested his presence. This was in February 2011 - not hardly current. Currenty, the Swiss government has no intention of moving forward with any international action against Bush for his statements about approving water-boarding.
The article Wabash posted was from February 2011 which indicates to me that he was simply trying to disparage and bait. You should discourage and not promote this type antagonistic behavior.