Pittsburghphil, you're response to me is that if I don't like it, I should leave the country? There's free speech for you.Your attitude is basically that if a person isn't an American, they don't have the right to be treated like a human being. And that is exactly what brings you right down to the level of the terrorists.You think terrorists do inhumane things to Americans? Are you aware that the CIA is currently, and has been for several years, practicing a policy of what they call, "rendition?" This is where they remove suspected (suspected, mind you) terrorists to foreign countries like Egypt and have them tortured for information. It's happening to hundreds if not thousands of people. It's well documented. And the Bush Administration justifies it with the excuse that Americans aren't the ones literally doing the torture. We, of course, just pay and coerce other countries to do it for us.Is this okay? Do we have any limits at all on what we'll do to non-Americans to prevent terrorism? Perhaps we should just put a rack and a knuckle-crusher out on the white house lawn and just get on with it. Because as long as they don't have papers proving they're American, they're not human -- right?
But this isn't as black and white as you want to make it out. The fact is that we don't even know if these people are terrorists. They haven't been given access to due process. Once they're proven to have been terrorists, I don't really care if they're given a lethal injection or put in prison for the rest of their lives. But they deserve to have a fair trial. There very likely are innocent people who just got caught up in a raid of a village where there were suspected terrorists or something similar.3. Don't you DARE question my patriotism because I criticize the policies of the Bush Administration.
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