Thursday, June 09, 2005

Gitmo Image

The administration in DC is holding fast to its line of justification for holding Moslem suspects in detention. Rumsfeld and others admit some abuses but insist the system is workable and fully justified. Even if there have been only a few random instances of abusive treatment, it is huge loss for the perception of the US. A smart government would immediately deal with the reality that millions of people are ready to believe the moral worst about US behavior. We sound grossly hypocritical when we sound off on human rights and our national innocence. It is very disheartening to realize that most Americans are falling right in line.