I'm just saying that those who want the deal to succeed (whether you're paid to take that position or not) might just want to dial back the bullshit just a tad this time around. Frankly Karl ... I'd prefer you don't help them with you're editorial suggestions. The fuller of bullshit they are, the easier it is for the dumbasses to smell them and reject their "logic".
Turing was a special case because Turing was a special case!
He was demonstrably the epitome of everything that his peers strove to be, except in this one area of his life, that at that point in history was illegal. As a result some people feel that the wasting of his life has more importance than that of any of the other victims of that unjust law.
Today homosexuality is more acceptable in his homeland than it is in most of the rest of the world.
Blanket nullification of convictions under a repealed law is a nice idea ... but whose going to pay for all the paperwork ?
Friends as well as enemies. Allies as well as adversaries.
The reason for this is that our friend today may not be our friend tomorrow. To understand the justification for this thinking you only have to look at the alignment of world powers during WWII and compare that to the alignment of world powers 20 years later.
To save you the research I'll spell it out ... in 1943 Russia & the USA were very chummy. In 1963 Russia wanted to put nukes in the USA's backyard.
A democratic government spying on its own citizens however is unconscionable; because a truly representative government can never be at odds with the people it serves.