voice in the wilderness

Bob Herbert asks his fellow citizens a few questions. "As a nation, does the United States have a conscience? Or is anything and everything O.K. in post-9/11 America? If torture and the denial of due process are O.K., why not murder? When the government can just make people vanish - which it can, and which it does - where is the line that we, as a nation, dare not cross?"

Herbert recently interviewed Maher Arar, the Canadian who was abducted and tortured by the crime bosses in United States government, using Syrian thugs as their hit men. He notes:
President Bush spent much of last week lecturing other nations about freedom, democracy and the rule of law. It was a breathtaking display of chutzpah. He seemed to me like a judge who starves his children and then sits on the bench to hear child abuse cases. In Brussels Mr. Bush said he planned to remind Russian President Vladimir Putin that democracies are based on, among other things, "the rule of law and the respect for human rights and human dignity."

Someone should tell that to Maher Arar and his family.
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Anonymous said...

Good Morning Eh!




Gotta go prepare for our coming snowstorm...
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