Independance of Justice

I am shocked. Shocked and upset. The US Justice almost abandoned the complaints against Microsoft, but I am not speaking of that. A judge has ruled, period. But what the hell is the US Government doing with the principle of independant justice ? It tramples it underfoot. Excerpt from the International Herald Tribune this morning :

" Officials of the Justice Department's antitrust division are said to have urged their European counterparts this year to use the U.S. settlement in the Microsoft case as a pattern. "

Well, no wonder the US government is trying to make it happen when you read this. They started giving money exactly when they started facing Justice.

What a nice democratic model for the rest of the world.