Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Saturday, 29 November 2003

US prevaricates over mistake made in post-'9/11' detention

This appalling story, reported in the Washington Post (link via 'Drudge'), taking place on US soil, does make one wonder where the war on terrorism is taking western democracy. I have written before about the equally outrageous detentions of so-called 'foreign combatants', a definition unknown to the Geneva convention, held for two years in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but this detention on US soil on what are now admitted to be spurious charges is an even more blatant example of the damage that is being done to the core of beliefs of a great western democracy. It is both sad and deeply worrying for the future.

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