Friday, June 13, 2008

McCain: Guantanamo Ruling One of the ‘Worst Decisions’ in History - America’s Election HQ

McCain: Guantanamo Ruling One of the ‘Worst Decisions’ in History - America’s Election HQ

So, wait a minute. Giving human beings the right to challenge their detainment is a bad decision? Giving them the right of Habeas Corpus, which has been granted to all citizens since the Magna Carta in 1214 is a bad decision? Yes, I know they're not citizens, but that doesn't mean they aren't people and don't deserve any amount of dignity. The fact that we're not supposed to treat people like this is what makes us BETTER THAN the terrorists. Why should we sink to their level?

It has been proven, and the government has admitted, that several people are in Guantanamo who don't deserve to be there. It seems to me that locking away people without due process and not giving them the right to explain themselves is the bad idea. Could someone explain to me why it's not?

Furthermore, even if you think it is a bad idea, one of the "worst decisions" in history? Really? Worse than the Spanish Inquisition? Worse than nailing Jesus to a pair of 2 by 4s? Worse than rounding up all of the Jews into concentration camps and slaughtering them? Worse than New Coke?

Reading the article (which burned my eyes since it's on Fox News' website), he does technically say it's one of the "worst decisions in American history," but still. Worse than invading Iraq without an exit strategy? Worse than burning women just because someone said they were a witch? Worse than treating an entire race of people like property, then denying them basic human rights for centuries? I think you get my point.

Stop with the hyperbole.

Go to hell, John McCain.

1 comment:

  1. In American history, we hanged our witches, not burned them. A small quibble, and otherwise you are correct in both sentiment and expression, sir.