I don't often step into the quagmire of Northern Ireland politics, but today's publication of the Saville Report will dominate the headlines. We don't yet know what it says, but all the speculation leads us to think that the soldiers involved in the shooting of thirteen republican protesters will be accused of unlawful killing.
There will be calls for them to be brought to justice, and understandably so. But what would that achieve? The only thing it would achieve is vengeance. The passage of time has rendered justice almost impossible to bring to those who were killed. The peace process has taught us that forgiveness is surely more important than vengeance. I am always in favour of justice, but it has to work both ways. We have released hundreds of IRA terrorists, many guilty of the most appalling atrocities and we have done it all in the name of the peace process and reconciliation. Should we, and the republican community, not view this in the same light?
And if not, should we not hold full inquiries into Lisburn, Omagh and Enniskillen? Should we not bring to justice those guilty of those atrocities?
I hope that the families of the thirteen who were killed will be satisfied with a verdict by the Saville Inquiry of 'unlawful killing'. And I would hope that republican politicians in Northern Ireland will see the sense of leaving it at that.
But I have my doubts.
The reaction of McGuinness and Adams - as well as loyalist politicians - today will tell us a lot about the real depth of reconciliation in Northern Ireland.