An excellent comment by Arun Kapil on some of the stupid things being said about the American courts.
Frankly, the conneries being spouted on all sides about this affair are overwhelming, and I could spend all day documenting them, but I have better things to do. We have here one of those Rorschach events that reveal hidden psychological deformities. I've no doubt already revealed some of my mine. But once again I would recommend to all of you who are filling the comments section here to think twice before you hit the send button. Vast generalizations about national characters are usually unwarranted. Few facts are known about this case. Speculation is running way ahead of evidence. Please be prudent. I am not deleting any comments, although I find the peremptory tone of many quite unfortunate. The Internet is great at spreading information quickly, but it is also an unprecedented tool for broadcasting nonsense.