Thursday, August 07, 2008

A Word About the Trial at Gitmo

I've said before that the way we treat others, even our enemies, says more about us than about them; we do what we do because of who we are, not because of who they are. The issues of citizenship and territorial boundaries are not mentioned in the Bill of Rights; it's about people and how we, as Americans, treat them.

Yesterday Senator McCain reportedly said, "The fact that the jury did not find Hamdan guilty of all of the charges brought against him demonstrates that the jury weighed the evidence carefully," That's enough? I'm sorry, Senator, but isn't that a little like saying that, because they didn't kill you, the North Vietnamese didn't do so bad?

We're supposed to be the good guys in this picture. I'm not sure that lip service to the Constitution and violation of the Geneva Conventions is the way to go.


Blogger Kay Dennison said...

Very well said!!!! McCain, as usual, played the fool. What bugs me is how the Neocons got behind a man who they were calling an idiot a year ago. Even worse, they've stayed behind the Shrub for the last 8 years. As near as I can tell neither candidate is taking a strong stance (or any stance) on the past 8 years' assault on our Constitution and the civil liberties it guarantees.

I'm voting NO for president.

9:32 PM  

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