24 Jun. 2007

Have We Become A US State Yet?

An Aussie convicted of software piracy is deported to the USA and jailed. A US soldier tries to lure a 14 year old Aussie girl into sex, but the US military insist they should take over handling of the case.
"The US military is asking for jurisdiction in this case, but they will investigate the matter and take appropriate action,'' said US military spokesman Lieutenant Chris Maddison from the US embassy.

He said such a move was allowed under a bilateral "status of forces agreement''.
What have we signed up to?