Pinochet: Rise and Shine

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General Augusto Pinochet must be praying for the flu. Unfortunately for him, the former Chilean dictator got a clean bill of health today from the London Hospital where he's been recuperating from surgery.

For weeks, the general has been desperately trying to avoid extradition to Spain where he faces a series of serious criminal charges stemming from his years of authoritarian rule. A continued stay in the hospital had obviously helped the General pursue his strategy of fight and delay, but no more: His next British court date is set for December 11. For the now-well patient, it may be time -- if not to open all the dossiers -- at least to open all the windows and welcome in that London fog.