Friday, May 11, 2007

Guantanamo Rant

The Boston Legal Quantanamo rant has showed up on YouTube. Drama goes where politicians fear to tread.

Update: Whilst President Bush continues to think the ends (as so eloquently outlined by the Boston Legal writers) justify the means in his war on terror, at least one US general is prepared to make it clear that torture and "other expedient methods" are incompatible with true US values:

"Our values and the laws governing warfare teach us to respect human dignity, maintain our integrity, and do what is right. Adherence to our values distinguishes us from our enemy... Some may argue that we would be more effective if we sanctioned torture or other expedient methods. They would be wrong... We are engaged in combat, we must pursue the enemy relentlessly, and we must be violent at times. What sets us apart from our enemies in this fight, however, is how we behave. In everything we do, we must observe the standards and values that dictate that we treat noncombatants and detainees with dignity and respect... Leaders, in particular, ... need to set the right example and strive to ensure proper conduct."

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