"For the last four years, the United States has been (and still is) a country which kidnaps other countries' innocent citizens (including those of its own allies); brings them to Jordan, Syria and Egypt to be tortured (sometimes for as long as a year); lies to its allies about what it is doing with their citizens; and then, when the innocent citizens are finally released and they go to an American court to try to obtain compensation from the U.S. government for their disappearance and torture, the Bush administration tells the federal judge that the case must be summarily dismissed because national security would be harmed if the administration were held accountable in a court (and the courts then comply)."
Pardon my outrage. And perhaps it is a good thing that I still feel it. So many Americans simply don't care about this issue. Our moral authority on a world level is gone.
It is enough to make me weep for my country. And weep more for those who profess Christianity yet don't seem to mind the case of Maher Arar--one of those innocents who was taken to Syria (axis of Evil) by our own government where he was beaten repeatedly. Finally, even Syria decided he wasn't a terrorist.