Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Who's the Next Wen Ho Lee?

After reading Helen Zia's Open Forum on the case of Wen Ho Lee in yesterday's S.F. Chronicle, I got a better understanding on how the government had framed the former Los Alamos nuclear physicist as a spy. Though the federal judge had apologized to Wen Ho Lee, with the latest settlement, the government did not have to admit it has done anything wrong. Based on that and along with "Lee [being] the first - and remains - the only person to be criminally prosecuted and imprisoned for mishandling classified information," I concluded that law continues to be a double standard. The question is who will be the next Wen Ho Lee?

For more details on Wen Ho Lee's case, please read the book My Country Versus Me co-authored by Helen Zia.