The UK maintains good diplomatic relations with many countries that have the Death Penalty (USA, Egypt, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan and many many more) and in surveys carried out in this country, the majority of people support it’s reintroduction. So why the big fuss about the IRA ? They seem to have said “Those guys killed, they should not, we will exact punishment” and the British Govt is kicking up a stink ? WHY ? Did G W Bush send people to their legally sanctioned deaths in Texas ? (The sentences would not be allowed here, nor would the evidence have probably led to the disproportionate amount of blacks convicted of offences involving the DP) Did the short-ass also get the full backing of the sycophantic Blair, even though Bush has an appalling human rights record ? Are their people dying daily in Iraq (and pretty damn soon Iran) because of Bush and Blair ? Yet they criticise the IRA for saying they will do something ? This is not me supporting the IRA, but trying to point out that all I see in this is one huge amount of hypocrisy. This has got nothing to do with laws as such, more in who has set such laws and who interprets them.