The McCanns seem to be going to a lot of trouble in order to avoid the simple request of reopening their missing daughter's case.
After the embargo on yesterday's press conference and idyllic posed photos, today we've seen a concerted effort from the McCanns to have the case not reopened, but reviewed. In stark contrast of the British media's failure to report the overturning of the ban on Goncalo Amaral's book, we have been literally bombarded with the McCann spin of review and the customary begging bowl being shoved in our faces.
Review or Reopen?
A review will not help Madeleine - this is simply a paper pushing exercise which is utterly pointless and the status quo will continue. Madeleine will still be missing, the McCanns will continue to thrust that begging bowl for what they seem to think is their entitlement to other people's money. No one will be actively investigating why Madeleine is missing, what happened to her and where she is.
Reopening the case will ignite the search for Madeleine by the proper people. Instead of the Team of Four supping tea in darkest Leicestershire and attempting to cover the planet, Madeleine will have a huge taskforce and endless resources on her side in the shape of the Portuguese and British authorities and other interconnected bodies.
Reopening the case is easy - the McCanns and their friends simply have to agree to attend the reconstruction requested by the police, the one which they initially failed to turn up for. It would also be helpful if the mother would answer the questions she failed to answer in the first place. All 48 of them and she needs to answer these questions today.
The father stood on the steps of a Lisbon court, when he was hit with an off the wall surprise question. Will you be requesting that the case be reopened?... He said yes. Another lie?
"...NO police force has proactively been doing anything to help us find Madeleine."
"There's no law enforcement that's been pro-actively doing anything for 18 months."
"No police force is actively doing anything for Madeleine and we think that's completely unacceptable,"
It beggars belief that the parents have such gall and can actually make the above comments with a straight face. The fact that there is no police force actively or pro-actively searching is their own fault - they allowed the case to be shelved in the first place and have it within their power to have it reopened.
We all know that the reopening of the investigation is the best thing for Madeleine. It's what she deserves and something which would receive the backing of everyone, except the guilty party of course. Shame her parents don't seem to agree.