Not a US lawyer but by my reckoning once he stepped foot in the United States he subjected himself to US juristiction. Once he took the oath in the senate understanding that he was subject to perjury, well, he's subject to perjury! We tend to extradite folk whenever you ask.... that is why I actually think this is one massive PR blunder. I don't think he would've gone if there was truth in the specific allegations. THe daft thing about this is whilst he accuses the committee of being a 'smokescreen' for the 'failure in Iraq' - he is actually using it as a smokescreen to bring up the old arguments about WMD rather than concentrating on the fact that Iraq has an Iraqi government free from the grip of an evil dictator and a future in the peoples gift. This really is a PR disaster. I'm stunned the US let him in.
I'll agree with that one.
I understand if he commits a crime while on our soil he's subject to our laws but I just wasn't sure how it worked with contempt of congress.