Now this is an interesting little tidbit of news. What makes me realy curious is the reason the government is seeking to interfere in a lawsuit between the two parties. I'm sure that its members (including John Kerry and George Bush) probably still carry political clout and can help their buddies out. But why interfere at all?
I can think of a few reasons:
- They really did steal the bones of Geronimo, and its members would have hell to pay in the public circle. There would also be a precident for other such lawsuits.
- They really didn't steal the bones of Geronimo, and its group would lose some of its mystique and clout
Missing from the BBC article (but within the Wikipedia article on Geronimo) was the bit about Obama (since he is the current president, I suppose) as one of the plaintiffs of the suit. The request may be as simple a basis as that. Guess we'll have to follow the news and see . . .