This is a topical question rather than anything IT related but I thought it would be interesting to get some feedback from you folks across the Atlantic.

If UK Police arrested Osama Bin Laden at Heathrow Airport for example, there is a good possibility that we would not extradite him to the US, as you boys have the death penalty.

As the UK does not approve of this, I believe our law would forbid us from doing so.

How would the US respond and would you try to force us to extradite?

I am no expert on this subject but it was discussed on Radio 4 the other day, I thought it might make an interesting debate.