July 10, 2007, - 1:43 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Time flies. Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian dictator captured by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and convicted of federal drug charges, is set to be released from a Florida prison on September 9th. He served 18 years of a 30-year sentence but is scheduled to get out because of parole and time off his sentence for good behavior.
I recall that to capture him, our soldiers initially played loud heavy metal music, which now qualifies as torture when it’s played for Islamic terrorists who prefer the “music” of gurgling from Nick Berg videos. And I wonder why the ACLU wasn’t screaming and yelling about the musical entertainment we provided for Noriega.
Will Noriega get out and go to a quiet retirement? Or will he be extradited to other countries to face more charges from foreign governments?
France reportedly plans to file an extradition request to force Noriega to serve time there for moving Colombian drug money through Panama to French banks. And Panama wants Noriega to serve multiple prison terms for killings of a criti and ten leaders of a failed coup.
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