12/18/2005: Preserving the Rule of Law...
Much as I despise Senator McCain for his often sell-out positions to the "GOP toe-the-party-line", he has to be given High Marks for his WIN:
There was also this well phrased piece on this issue:
"McCain is clear on this. "The enemy we fight has no respect for human life or human rights. They don't deserve our sympathy. But this isn't about who they are. This is about who we are. These are the values that distinguish us from our enemies, and we can never, never allow our enemies to take those values away."-- Pierre M. Atlas [Assistant professor of political science and director of the Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian College.]
As Americans debate the merits of torture in an age of terrorism, the words of the Israeli Supreme Court from 1999 are worthy of consideration:
"This is the destiny of democracy, as not all means are acceptable to it, and not all practices employed by its enemies are open before it. Although a democracy must often fight with one hand tied behind its back, it nonetheless has the upper hand. Preserving the Rule of Law and recognition of an individual's liberty constitutes an important component in its understanding of security. At the end of the day, they strengthen its spirit and allow it to overcome its difficulties."
Karen on 12.18.05 @ 09:46 AM CST