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Total Recall

by | 10th, February 2004

‘IN America the second chance is billed as the sequel. After George Bush I tried and failed to topple Saddam Hussein, it was left to George Bush II to finish the job.

‘It’s a bit late for clemency now, Arnie’

One other US politician who knows all about sequels is Arnold ‘I’ll be back’ Schwarzenegger, the governor of California.

The Independent says that the Austrian-born Terminator has failed to live up to his billing and decided to grant a late reprieve to Kevin Copper, who was due to be put away by lethal injection.

He might yet be executed, but only after a federal appeals court has heard his testimony, rechecked the evidence, looked for possible links to al-Qaeda and solicited the opinions of the Hollywood stars who brought pressure to bear on Arnie to exercise his powers of clemency.

If one thing can be guaranteed to influence American opinion it is an endorsement from a Hollywood star.

(You can’t help but think that Saddam Hussein would be better advised to employ less a defence

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