Monday, December 04, 2006

Jose Padilla's Root Canal

I'm grateful our government has taken it upon themselves to abolish this man's rights as an American citizen in the name of my safety. Bravo!


Blogger Germanicu$ said...

"Several guards in camouflage and riot gear...shackled legs...cuffed hands chained to a metal belt...noise-blocking headphones over his ears and blacked-out goggles over his eyes...hooding, stress positions, assaults, threats of imminent execution and the administration of truth serums...denied access to counsel for 21 months...held alone in a 10-cell wing of the brig...electronically monitored...meals passed to him through a slot in the clock or calendar..."

The Administration really expects me to believe that Jose Padilla is as dangerous as Magneto or Hannibal Lecter? I just don't buy it.

If he is the monster they say he is, he should long ago have been given his due process, swiftly convicted of whatever horrors he is guilty of, and left to rot in obscure meaninglessness in some SuperMax federal dungeon.

I thought what differentiated us from the terrorists was that we conform to the rule of law, and due process weeds the bad guys out of civil society.

Is this what people mean when they say we are fighting a "different kind of war," and that we have to employ "new methods" to defeat the terrorists?

10:08 PM  

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