Torture, foreign & domestic

Torture, foreign & domestic ... just kidding
Fox News
by Susan Estrich

10/01/06

Held in a secret prison. No charges filed. No recourse to any courts. Physical and mental abuse. Torture? Who cares, you say, if we do it to terrorists. If it helps. Even if it doesn't. Only soft hearted civil libertarians and senators from safe Democratic seats really care about the rights of likely terrorists. But the Golden Rule is the reason for international law. It is the underlying moral force, what gives it any chance at all of being law. We cannot simply rewrite the Geneva Convention for purposes of how we treat them; it cannot help but apply to how they, whoever in the world steps up as they, treat us. If you think about the detainee bill from the perspective of how we should treat terrorists, it's a no-brainer...

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