Letter: Legal revenge an affront to victims

Sir: Timothy McVeigh "a patriot with a cause" set off his bomb in Oklahoma because he wanted to overthrow the American government. A political act.

Had he escaped to Ireland would the Irish government have refused to extradite him? And, considering its antagonism to the repatriation of IRA suspects, what response would America have expected from the UK if he'd arrived here?

KEVIN LAFFAN

London SW19

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