Aren’t you guys neutral?
You haven’t willingly been involved in a military conflict since 1815. I can’t remember a modern treaty or armistice that wasn’t signed in Geneva. Countless international groups- the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization and the largest United Nations office outside of New York included- all call your country home.
Switzerland, your testosterone-free ways are well documented.
That said, what’s the deal with Roman Polanski?
The word is you caught the guy coming home from a film festival in Germany. You detained him at the airport while some kid with a bag of hash in his pooper strutted right past security. Hasn’t Polanski been a model tax-paying resident of your country since he went on the lam in 1978? So why now?
Did Polanski have enriched uranium in his carry-on? Are there bodies buried in his basement? Did the amount go under the minimum balance requirements on one of his Swiss bank accounts?
Switzerland, I realize that you are probably a little embarrassed by your past behavior. Being unable to take a stand on key issues must be a real point of frustration for you. Like the time that you totally laid down for the Third Reich during WWII while the rest of the world gave everything they had.
How awkward for you.
If this is your way of telling the international community that you are taking a tougher stance on crime, perhaps you can start by denying access to your famous Swiss bank accounts to known terrorist groups. If that doesn’t work out, you guys were always pretty skilled at making clocks or whipping up a batch of chocolates.
On the level, Polanski’s crime was pretty disgusting and yes, a crime is a crime. But even the girl that he had the unlawful sex with has forgiven him and moved forward, as should you.
Roman Polanski vs. Swiss Customs– Edge: Swiss Customs (until otherwise noted)
Neutrality vs. Armed aggression– Edge: Push
Swiss Clocks vs. Swiss Chocolates– Edge: Push
In sum, leave the fugitive hunting to Tommy Lee Jones or Dog the Bounty Hunter.
The proprietors at ‘Bacon Makes It Better’
P.S. If you really want to bag a pedophile, go after R. Kelly.