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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"The eventual actions to be taken against the persons involved must live up to their pledge to be accountable to the public. That is also what is owed to the dead and the injured. We will convey our views to the Philippine government through proper channels," the spokesman said in a statement.

Aquino's legal adviser Eduardo de Mesa said his team concluded that more serious charges against the higher officials would not stand up in court.

"It is futile to initiate criminal proceedings against them. Charging somebody for something that will probably not succeed is not right," he said.

By corollary, if you can kill somebody smart enough to leave no meaningful way to be prosecuted in court, you have done nothing wrong, and it would be wrong of anybody to say otherwise.

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