Who is this America? "Liberty and justice for all" didn't enter into it when the US government detained terror suspects, according to a new ACLU/Human Rights Watch study released today. The report, Witness to Abuse: Human Rights Abuses under the Material Witness Law since September 11, found that the US government twisted due process "beyond recognition" when "at least seventy men living in the United States—all Muslim but one—have been thrust into a Kafkaesque world of indefinite detention without charges, secret evidence, and baseless accusations of terrorist links. They have found themselves not at Guantánamo Bay or Abu Ghraib but in America’s own federal prison system, victims of the misuse of the federal material witness law in the U.S. government’s fight against terrorism."

Meanwhile, the just-concluded World Tribunal on Iraq, featuring a 10-country Jury of Conscience and testimony by 54 witnesses, rendered its opinion, announced today by Arundhati Roy:
The Bush and Blair administrations blatantly ignored the massive opposition to the war expressed by millions of people around the world. They embarked upon one of the most unjust, immoral, and cowardly wars in history. The Anglo-American occupation of Iraq of the last 27 months has led to the destruction and devastation of the Iraqi state and society. Law and order have broken down completely, resulting in a pervasive lack of human security; the physical infrastructure is in shambles; the health care delivery system is a mess; the education system has ceased to function; there is massive environmental and ecological devastation; and, the cultural and archeological heritage of the Iraqi people has been desecrated.'
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Anonymous said...

it takes more corage to start a war than to write a stupid note or comment. Also, i belive thosands of U.S. citizens died because of terrorist attacks. Is it not the goverments responsibility to look into any and all terrorist threats?

Anonymous said...

Then why are you writing a stupid comment?