political snippets

From a Larry King Live transcript:

Bob Costas: Even given the mistakes or perceived mistakes of American policy, what is the greater evil in the world, America and its policies or America’s enemies?
Vanessa Redgrave: It’s an important question. One of our most respected judges and highest up in our judicial system said that laws which detain indefinitely without charge, without trial, without defense, without prosecution, without evidence, without cross examination, are a greater evil than terrorism, and I feel the same, actually.

I picked this up off Best of the Web, and they presented it in a rather negative light, emphasizing the last line. I disagree with her statement, but I do think that indefinite detention is a greater wrong than many conservatives admit. Think about it: our country is built on the idea that all men are created equal, and are endowed–by their Creator!–with certain inalienable rights. Yes, I know that these are terrorists and suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay. But I also know that these are people, and as such, deserve to be treated with rights. Yes, they may be guilty. Then use the evidence to prosecute. But it is never right to hold the many in hopes of catching the few.
The ends never EVER justifies the means.

So Joe Biden is running for President. Does anyone even know who the senior senator from the great First State is? Here’s one state newspaper’s perspective on it. Random fact: there has never been a president from the state of Delaware.* There was, however, a president of Delaware. Two, to be precise.
*Unless you count Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born in Delaware, Ohio.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on June 23, 2005.

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