Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Winston Said It -- Baby Doc Ignores It

Even way back in WWII, the Brits were scrupulous about civil liberties. They were proud of the fact that the Nazi infiltrators and their running-dog lackey English traitors who were exposed and arrested were still afforded their full rights under a democracy.

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
--Winston Churchill, November 21, 1943
We have locked away in Gitmo alone hundreds of people, without charge, without arraignment, without proof, without anything approaching a hint of the type of civil liberties that we have up to this point taken for granted.

(Thanks to my good buddy Bartcop for this one.)