Friday, February 25, 2005

Freedom on the March

I think I've used that lede before. It's just too perfectly ironic. Anyhow, Bob Herbert has a moving opinion piece today. He spoke with some completely innocent Canadian dude who was grabbed at a Kennedy Airport layover on his way back home, and promptly shipped off to Syria for some torture. If he wasn't Canadian, he'd probably still be in his tiny, rat-infested prison cell hearing the screams of his fellow torture victims ringing in his ears 24 hours a day.

As it stands now, he only hears them when he sleeps. And of course, Mr. Herbert adds the perfect punctuation mark:

This is a government that feels it is answerable to no one.
How long does this continue, Mr. President?

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