Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Because we're so certain of ourselves?

Apparently it's not enough that we've been holding people for years at Guantanamo Bay, just because we can't charge them with anything substantive and don't want to lose face by letting them go. Now we're apparently building facilities there to try and execute prisoners.
Pentagon rules for the tribunals permit death sentences to be passed and the construction of a death chamber at the camp is among options being considered.
sorrowDo the people in charge of our country even consider how things look to the outside world (let alone matters of human rights and the like)? Is anything ok, as long as it's not on American soil?

(via a furling at Medley)

As I stood before the gates I realized that I never want to be as certain
about anything as were the people who built this place.
-Rabbi Sheila Peltz,
on her visit to Auschwitz
(via A.W.A.D.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I should note that article was from 2003 - didn't catch that until after I'd furled it. There hasn't been much follow-up so maybe (hopefully) it was not as bad as it appeared. -Medley -