Thursday, June 05, 2014
This whole matter shows our worst side(s) on two fronts. First, it reinforces what I believe is the wholly anti-American view that as long as we do it on an island, it's ok to hold people in preventive detention permanently. Second, it demonstrates that few choose to wait for a legal process and perhaps a court of law to determine guilt or innocence; most want to jump the gun, so to speak, and render judgment. The two together undermine the very foundation of our system of justice.