|2006-12-11 12:56 (UTC)
from the BBC article
"The former Conservative chancellor Lord Lamont, who opposed Pinochet's arrest, said Pinochet had had human rights issues to answer, but he had believed he should answer them in Chile - not Britain or Spain.
Lord Lamont opposed arrest on the basis that the Chilean government felt it would be an interference in Chilean affairs.
He also said arresting a head of state would have set a precedent "that would be very wrong". "
Wonder how he feels about a head of state being arrested, tried, and given the death sentence? (not that Saddam doesnt deserve it, I just love the double standards - and yes Saddam was worse etc)