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The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, September 22.
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Wen Ho Lee, a Taiwan-born American, spent nine months in solitary confinement, charged with downloading classified national defense information and storing it on computer tapes.
Former CIA Director John Deutch has been left free and treated leniently while under investigation for doing virtually the same thing.
Is there a double standard here? You bet there is.
Lee was harshly treated; basically, he was sentenced before he was convicted. Yet Deutch seems to be getting every benefit of government caution. He's innocent until proven …